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Reductions to Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conference MARAC (S10)

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Portfolio: Health and Partnerships Portfolio

To remove the Public Health contribution to the MARAC – Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference. The role of the MARAC is to : Share information to increase the safety of victims of domestic abuse and their families. Determine the level of risk posed by the perpetrator Reduce repeat victimisation Prepare a multi-agency risk assessment and support plan for the victim Improve support for staff in high risk cases.

Link: S10 - Reductions to Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conference MARAC 

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4 comment(s)

This table lists comments from the public about this proposal

Comment

Cut S10 (MARAC)

The MARAC is a vital service to protect those suffering from serious domestic violence. If the council's contribution will affect the efficiency of this service then this is a very poor move. MARAC works to quickly protect those in the most danger and reducing it's effectiveness could cause a loss of life.

Cut S10 (MARAC)

MARAC is a multi-agency partnership providing a means to identify and share information about victims of domestic abuse who are deemed to be at the highest risk of repeat victimisation, serious harm and potential homicide. It has functioned sucessfully since 2008. Clearly all partners - both voluntary and statutory - are having to review their funding arrangements in response to budget reductions however as a resident of Darlington I am appalled that the council is considering withdrawing their contribution to this process which undoubtedly saves lives. Withdrawal of funding will jeopardise the continued success of the MARAC process and is a false economy. I suggest you consider this document from SafeLives before making your final decision: http://www.caada.org.uk/sites/default/files/resources/Saving_lives_saving_money_FINAL_VERSION.pdf

If the weblink fails please see the SafeLives (previously known as CAADA) website and search for the pdf document 'Saving Lives, Saving Money' Also please note your EIA suggests that domestic abuse only impacts on women. Domestic violence and abuse can affect any person regardless of gender, age, ethnicity and sexual orientation/identity.

Cut S01 (Sexual Health services)
Cut S07 (Sanctuary Scheme)
Cut S08 (Public Health Other)
Cut S09 (Obesity Management)
Cut S10 (MARAC)

Reductions to Sexual Health and Contraception - Young people are the highest risk of STI’s Young people are the highest risk of pregnancy Young people are the most unlikely to access services Negative impact on 0-19 service and remaining service providers Sanctuary Scheme - Several of our most vulnerable families have worked with Sanctuary which has enabled them to remain in their homes. Disruption to family life Negative impact on emotional health and well-being Negative impact on schooling Negative impact on other services The health and well-being of children, young people and families is likely to be at risk of significant harm Public Health Other (S08)Home Improvement Agency - Significant impact on vulnerable families to fund own needs or go without. Reductions to Obesity funding - No services available to support obese children and families following NCMP screening. Proposals from DBC are unrealistic to vulnerable and hard to reach families Negative impact on 0-19 service to provide sustainable support. Negative impact on physical health of children, young people and families. Increased demand on remaining services. The future health and well-being of children and young people is likely to be at risk. Reductions to Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conference - Added pressures to other remaining services. Children, young people and families in Darlington are likely to be at greater risk of harm

Cut S01 (Sexual Health services)
Cut S05 (Public Mental Health)
Cut S07 (Sanctuary Scheme)
Cut S08 (Public Health Other)
Cut S09 (Obesity Management)
Cut S10 (MARAC)

For me as a GP all of the proposed public health reductions will have a negative impact