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Domestic Abuse Helpline:
0800 027 1234 (24 hours)
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Dundee Women's Aid
For women, young people & children


MIA (Multi Agency Independent Advocacy)

The MIA Service provides a crisis intervention service and will help you and your family to minimise future risks of harm. They will ensure that when you exit this service, you can continue to be supported by relevant agencies.

The MIA worker will:
  • Complete a risk assessment with you
  • Provide a safety plan
  • Signpost you to relevant services
  • Liaise with agencies on your behalf
  • Attend MARAC on your behalf to ensure your voice is at the centre of the meeting

What is MARAC?

MARAC stands for Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference. This is a meeting where representatives from a number of organisations discuss the safety, health and well-being of people experiencing domestic abuse.

If you have been referred to MARAC, it is because there are concerns about your safety as a result of domestic abuse.

Who attends MARAC?

The MIA worker is at the MARAC to explain your concerns to staff from Housing, Health, Social Work, Police, Women’s Aid, and Education. Other agencies which support you can be invited.
  • Agencies will identify ways to make you and your family safer, identifying risks to you and your family and offering their services if appropriate to your needs.
  • You will not attend MARAC, this is the role of the Advocacy worker.
  • The MIA worker will represent your views and concerns at the meeting.
  • A safety plan will be agreed and put in place.
  • Actions will be fed back to you by the MIA worker after the MARAC.

Contact us:
Tel: 01382 596100

Dundee Women's Aid is a registered Charity No. SC006691
and a Company limited by Guarantee SCO124795
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Useful Contacts
  • Domestic Abuse Helpline
    0800 027 1234
  • DWA Support Line
    01382 207099
  • DWA CYP Team
    01382 220803
  • DWA Text Line
    0776 368 2105
  • Dundee Social Work
    01382 433960
  • Police Scotland
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