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MARAC Online Learning Sessions


The Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC) Co-ordination team is pleased to offer the following selection of learning sessions for 2023.

These MARAC learning events are designed for staff from all partner agencies who have involvement with the MARAC process. The target audience includes frontline staff, managers and support staff from the East, North and South Ayrshire areas including; Womens’ services, Council services, Health & Social Care services, NHS Ayrshire and Arran hospital & community services, Police Scotland, Justice services, Children and Families services, Housing, Education, Prison Services, Community Health services, Women’s Aid, ASSIST, Mental Health services, Drug and Alcohol services, Advocacy services, Learning Disability services and Scottish Fire & Rescue.

Tuesday 7th MARAC AWARENESS 10:00-11:00
Thursday 9th DASHric TRAINING 10:00-11:00
MARCH 2023
Wednesday 8th MARAC AWARENESS 10:00-11:00
Friday 10th DASHric TRAINING 10:00 -11:00
APRIL 2023
Wednesday 19th MARAC AWARENESS 10:00-11:00
Friday 21st DASHric TRAINING 10:00-11:00
MAY 2023
Tuesday 9th MARAC AWARENESS 10:00-11:00
Thursday 11th DASHric TRAINING 10:00-11:00
JUNE 2023 MARAC AWARENESS 10:00-11:00
Wednesday 7th MARAC AWARENESS 10:00-11:00
Friday 9th DASHric TRAINING 10:00-11:00
JULY 2023
Tuesday 4th MARAC AWARENESS 10:00-11:00
Thursday 6th DASHric TRAINING 10:00-11:00
Tuesday 1st MARAC AWARENESS 10:00-11:00
Thursday 3rd DASHric TRAINING 10:00-11:00
Wednesday 13th MARAC AWARENESS 10:00-11:00
Friday 15th DASHric TRAINING 10:00-11:00
Tuesday 3rd MARAC AWARENESS 10:00-11:00
Thursday 5th DASHric TRAINING 10:00-11:00
Tuesday 7th MARAC AWARENESS 10:00-11:00
Thursday 9th DASHric TRAINING 10:00-11:00
Tuesday 5th MARAC AWARENESS 10:00-11:00
Friday 8th DASHric TRAINING 10:00-11:00

*All training sessions will be delivered on Microsoft Teams. Access to a computer/laptop and stable WIFI connection is required for attendance.

DASHric – Domestic Abuse Stalking and Honour Based- Violence Risk Indicator Checklist

This training session is aimed at those front line staff who may find themselves in a position of assessing high risk through domestic abuse with an individual. The DASH-ric is an assessment tool to inform referral to a MARAC. There will be an opportunity to use the DASH-ric using a case study as well as discussion around the assessment tool. Attendees will be sent some pre-training reading along with the MST invite prior to the training session.

MARAC – Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conference

This overview and awareness session is for anyone wishing to learn more about MARAC and its processes. There will be information on the background of MARAC and how it forms part of public protection services across Ayrshire.

MARAC Agency Representatives Training

This half day training session is suitable for those who are new to the role of being a MARAC agency representative, covering MARAC, DASH-ric and the responsibilities of an effective MARAC representative. The workshop aims to improve understanding of a multi-agency response to domestic abuse, the evaluated MARAC model, MARAC processes locally and the role of the MARAC representative within this. Some pre-session reading will be sent out along with the MST link prior to the session.


If you would like to know more or reserve a space on any of the courses, please email:

Please note, all participants will be required to complete a post evaluation questionnaire. Slides will be made available after each session. Reading material will be sent out prior to DASH training session.


Where a participant is unable to attend, please give as much notice as possible as there is usually a waiting list for these learning sessions.

In the event that any session must be cancelled by the MARAC Co-ordination Team all participants will be notified via email (in the event of an emergency circumstance, this communication will be circulated no later than an hour before the scheduled event).

Learning Sessions Agreement

By applying for and attending a MARAC Awareness or DASH-ric training session you commit to:

  • Actively participate, respecting the beliefs of other group members
  • Complete the post course evaluation and consider if the learning course has contributed to/expanded upon your own understandings and knowledge, and provide constructive criticism if you feel there are areas we could improve upon
  • Record how you expect the session to inform and support your future working practice, and consider any challenges you may face within your own role

If you have any queries about the courses offered, please direct these to:  or phone 01292 513120

Thank you