The SWIFT Specialist Family Service in East Sussex is comprised of a number of different services which undertake assessment and intervention with families in which children are at significant risk of emotional, physical and sexual harm and neglect as a result of complex difficulties. SWIFT encompasses specialist services in mental health, substance misuse, domestic abuse, learning disability and sexual risk.
A MARAC is a meeting where information is shared on the highest risk domestic abuse cases between representatives of local police, health, child protection, housing practitioners, Independent Domestic Violence Advisors (IDVAs) and other specialists from the statutory and voluntary sectors. After sharing all relevant information they have about a victim, alleged perpetrator and children the representatives discuss options for increasing the safety of the victim and any children and consider management of the behaviour of the perpetrator and turn these into a co-ordinated action plan.
We are looking to recruit an experienced MARAC Chair for an exciting and challenging post.
The role will report to both the SWIFT team and the Joint Domestic, Sexual Violence & Abuse and Violence against Women & Girls (VAWG) Unit Brighton & Hove and East Sussex
The SWIFT Specialist Family Service is committed to continuous professional development and training to remain up to date with current research, theory, policy and practice.
For an informal discussion, please contact Anna Wilson, Operations Manager SWIFT 01323 463 800