Domestic Abuse (Info for professionals)

All practitioners working in Bromley need to be aware of our local MARAC procedures and how/when to refer victims of domestic abuse.

Bromley's DVA Strategy

DVA Strategy 2021 -2024
Language we use in Bromley when talking about domestic abuse
DA Act 2021 - need to know

Bromley Pathway

Key BROMLEY Pathways information - how to refer, services available, MARAC, DAPP, Support Services, DASH overview.


All MARAC South Area referrals to be sent to

MARAC Referral Form Word
MARAC Referral Form pdf

SafeLives have produced a series of short videos explaining what a MARAC is, how it works, what to expect if you are asked to attend and how the action planning section works. These can be found on the Safe Lives website.


What is CODA Flyer

Safe Lives Quick Guide has top tips for professionals who do not work in domestic violence services.

DASH Risk Checklist

DASH Risk Checklists can be printed (with or without the guidance) in different formats and languages from the Safe Lives website. The DASH risk checklist is a tried and tested way to understand risk. Dash stands for domestic abuse, stalking and ‘honour’-based violence. The questions are based on extensive research of domestic abuse.

Who is it for? Who can use it?
The Dash risk checklist can be used for all intimate partner relationships, including LGBT relationships, as well as for ’honour’-based violence and family violence. It is primarily intended for professionals – both specialist domestic violence workers, such as IDVAs, and other professionals working for mainstream services. It aims to provide a uniform understanding of risk across professions. There is a specific police version of the risk checklist, which is used by most police forces in England and Wales.

How does it work?
The simple series of questions makes it easy to work out the risk someone is facing, and what they might need to become safe and well. A high score means the victim is at high risk of murder and/or serious harm and needs urgent help. These victims should get help from an IDVA, and all the relevant local agencies should come together at a MARAC meeting to make a plan to make them safe. The Dash risk checklist is available in several languages, as is guidance on how to use the tool.

The Dash cannot replace vital professional judgement. It cannot replace the need for training. It is guidance.

Bromley Domestic Abuse Pertetrator Programme - DRIVE

Drive with Bromley Transformation Flow Chart

Bromley & Croydon Women’s Aid

Complaints Policy & Procedure
Compliments Policy
Women & Girls Network Sexual Violence Helpline Flyer