The Multi-Agency Risk Management (MARM) Protocol, another recommendation from the East Sussex Safeguarding Adult Board Adult C SAR, has been designed to provide guidance for practitioners on working adults with multiple complex needs and managing cases in which there is a high level of risk, but the circumstances may sit outside the statutory safeguarding framework. The MARM process aims to bring agencies together to provide a more effective, multi-agency coordinated response to facilitate:
Supplementary guidance has been produced to support professionals in identifying, assessing and supporting people with multiple complex needs – Assessing and supporting people with multiple and complex needs: Guidance for positive practice
To make a referral to the MARM Group please complete the Multi-Agency Risk Management (MARM) Group Referral Form and also ensure a risk assessment is submitted with the referral. Referrals should be sent by secure email to MARM@eastsussex.gov.uk.
Before submitting a referral, it is expected that all other options within current safeguarding frameworks and existing multi-agency functions, such as MAPPA or MARAC have been explored, and these have not reduced the level of presenting risk.