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Who can access meeting notes/details from a MARAC?

(13 Posts)
sunnysouthend Fri 16-Jun-17 18:32:16

If a perpetrator made a subject access request to see meeting notes from a MARAC would it be granted, and should the notes be redacted to prevent that person from accessing information about the victim?

MozzchopsThirty Fri 16-Jun-17 18:40:42

Highly unlikely the perp would get access

Professionals can see who and what is discussed at MARAC
only those present have a full transcript of what is said

sunnysouthend Fri 16-Jun-17 19:08:23

So if the perpetrator is saying they have info about the victim from the MARAC then are they likely to be bullshitting?

MozzchopsThirty Fri 16-Jun-17 19:26:59

I would say so yes

gta Sat 17-Jun-17 06:57:23

My partner was able to access the transcript from a MARAC.
It came to light all the allegations made against him were proven false so he was able to view the transcript on the day of the trial when his ex was charged with perverting the course of justice and wasting police time

QuiteLikely5 Sat 17-Jun-17 07:02:27

No one is going to give a perp access to your marac notes!!! That would be dangerous and defeat the whole purpose of keeping you safe

Can you be more specific?

Onelastpage Sat 17-Jun-17 07:17:45

That information is highly confidential and there are very strict rules about how it is shared.

He might know that a discussion took place if, for example, his probation officer said 'this is an action from MARAC etc etc' but he absolutely wouldn't see the notes. Unless someone broke the rules and the consequences of them doing so would be career-ending or close in most cases so I very much doubt they'd do that.

sunnysouthend Sat 17-Jun-17 08:12:04

The perpetrator was found not guilty of assault through lack of evidence - would that mean notes would be disclosed? No suggestion from anyone that allegations are false or that any police time was wasted.

He is still being investigated by police for a different type of abuse.

He is saying by email to the victim that he knows that it was discussed at the MARAC that she didn't at that time want to access professional medical help, and saying that this proves he did not abuse her.

The victim has never seen anything written down from the MARAC.

Onelastpage Sat 17-Jun-17 08:30:01

Sounds like he's guessing but potentially someone could be speaking out of school - it's worth her contacting the IDVA service or whichever agency she finds most approachable to ask for some reassurance.

If there is a breach then that needs to be addressed really seriously.

Minutes shouldn't have been disclosed on the basis you describe.

babybarrister Sat 17-Jun-17 08:35:20

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

sunnysouthend Sat 17-Jun-17 08:36:24

Thank you - she has contacted her IDVA but wanted some reassurance over the weekend. smile

sunnysouthend Sat 17-Jun-17 08:37:40

Oh, ok thanks baby
This may be an unanswerable question - but why would it be relevant?

Collaborate Sun 18-Jun-17 18:42:07

If there are disputed allegations of fact that still need to be resolved (e.g. in Children Act proceedings) something said at MARAC might be relevant so the court may order disclosure.

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