To make a referral to the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough IDVA Team, please download and complete the MARAC Referral Form below which includes the DASH Risk Assessment Checklist. The form can be completed electronically and emailed to the IDVA team when complete (see email address on form). NB: Referrals are only accepted from professionals
MARAC (Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference) meetings are held 3 times a week and involve a range of professionals to look at how to decrease the risk to the victim. If you are referring a case you need to be prepared to attend the MARAC meeting to present your case (Skype is available).
Please Note: From January 2020 the MARAC threshold will increase from 14 to 17 ticks on the DASH for a three month trial period. However, all cases scoring 14-16 will be triaged by the IDVA Service and escalated to MARAC if appropriate. Please remember to use professional judgement around risk, not rely solely on the DASH score.
The Severity of Abuse Grid can help practitioners identify specific elements of abuse - it should be used alongside the DASH Risk Assessment (above).
To make a referral to the Young People's IDVA, please complete the YP IDVA Referral and Risk Indicator Checklist below. The form can be completed electronically and emailed to the IDVA team (email address on form). NB the Young People's IDVA accepts referrals from professionals only.
If there are children in the relationship, the Barnardo's DV Risk Indicator Matrix should also be used.
Stalking and Harassment IDVA
- The Stalking and Harassment IDVA supports and advises as a priority, any victims of Harassment and Stalking who live in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough area, aged 16 and over.
- Additionally, the IDVA also supports high risk victims of domestic abuse where the primary abuse is stalking and harassment. Referrals of this nature can be made via the MARAC referral form and DASH risk indicator list. Please see the next section overleaf for referral pathways.
Independent Sexual Violence Advocate (ISVA)
To make a referral to the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Rape Crisis Partnership (for ISVA support) please download a referral form from the website https://www.caprcp.org.uk/