Leading a multi-agency murder prevention network

Providing a secure solution for sharing highly-sensitive information to protect victims of domestic abuse

The Glasgow City Council Violence Against Women Partnership is responsible for managing the MARAC (Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conference) process across the city. The MARAC network comes together every four weeks to consider high-risk victims of domestic abuse.

Multiple agencies use the MARAC process to assess the level of risk to identified victims, share known information about the victims, perpetrators and associated children, and take action to mitigate against this.

Prior to Objective Connect, such sensitive information was handed over via physical files, where the risk of files being misplaced, lost or falling into the wrong hands was high. Objective Connect has allowed the Council to set up secure workspaces when working with other local authorities, police, health providers, education settings and others, to securely share and collaborate on sensitive information.

The result? An efficient and safe way to share and collaborate to protect those at serious risk of being harmed.

At the start of the pandemic, I knew we could use Objective Connect to establish secure workspaces for our teams and make sure we could share information securely. 

In the past year, almost 600 vulnerable women have come to our attention as being high-risk victims, and that equates to around 1,200 to 1,500 children and young people.

Kirsti Hay

Violence Against Women Coordinator, Glasgow City Council

Designed specifically for government and regulated industries, Objective Connect is secure external file sharing application that gives complete control over the information you share outside your organisation.