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Partners Work To Prevent Domestic Violence

Wednesday March 27 2013

We Are Barnsley We Are Barnsley

A NETWORK of professionals in Barnsley has been recognised as one of the most effective in the country at monitoring and acting on information about people who are at risk of domestic violence.

The network, called Barnsley Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC), has been recognised by a charity working on behalf of the Home Office as the best performing in England, Wales and Northern Ireland for the number of referrals it deals with.

“We have a committed group of health representatives who recognise the signs of domestic abuse and the risks involved," said Martin Farran from the council.

"A range of frontline staff in Barnsley identify domestic abuse on a regular basis and risk assess every victim. As a result, this has picked up many high-risk victims that may otherwise have been missed,” he added.

Barnsley is also one of the first areas to accept referrals of younger people, aged 16-plus, into the MARAC network.

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Reply Posted by victim on Wednesday March 27 2013 at 14:14
What a load of bull my ex abuses me for 9 mnths I left afta him breakin my nose n he continued to harrass me wavin weapons at my mum n now 18mnth daughter syork police av also let us dwn due to cps sayin not a threat t me or my daughter wen obz he is

Reply Posted by Barnsley Victim Support on Thursday March 28 2013 at 08:56
Barnsley Victim Support are proud to be a part of the MARAC.
We offer a free independant service to the victims of domestic abuse, this can be safety or general advice, signposting, someone to talk to, and support through the court process. The service is free and totally confidential.
If you have been affected by domestic abuse please contact us so we can help you.
Please do not suffer in silence.