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MARAM Portal
(Multi Agency Risk Assessment and Management)

The Victorian government are implementing reforms to support the family violence sector. The inter-related approach is designed to reduce family violence and promote child wellbeing and safety.

Multi-Agency Risk Assessment and Management (MARAM) Framework

MARAM is a policy framework for organisations prescribed in assessing and managing family violence risk. The Framework sets out the responsibilities of different workforces in identifying, assessing and managing family violence risk across the family violence and broader service system.

Family Violence Information Sharing Scheme (FVISS)

The Family Violence Information Sharing Scheme allows authorised services to collect, use and share relevant information to reduce family violence risk.

Child Information Sharing Scheme (CISS)

The Child Information Sharing Scheme is in place for authorised services. Professionals working with children and young people can collect, use and share relevant information to ensure the safety and wellbeing of children, young people and their families.

For leaders
For Practitioners
Information Sharing Resources
Information Sharing Training
MARAM Training
MARAM Resources
Workers in the Eastern Metropolitan Region can Register here for MARAM Collaborative Practice Training

For Leaders

  • MARAM Framework
    • Summary for organisational leaders.
    • Recommended high-level steps for organisational leaders to align to the MARAM Framework can be found in the ‘Organisational focused resources’ drop down menu here.  
  • MARAM Responsibilities 
  • Responding to Family Violence Capability Framework
    • This Framework is designed to articulate the skills required to work with adult, child and adolescent victim survivors of family violence, and to work with adult perpetrators of family violence. It provides a description of  workforce tiers on p.14.
  • MARAM Self-Audit Tool 
  • MARAM Implementation Plan
  • MARAM Implementation Review Guide
    • Tools to assist reviewing the progress of MARAM implementation.
  • Embedding MARAM Tools
  • Policies and Procedures
  • External Partnerships
  • Readiness Checklist (Perpetrator Guidance)
  • Phase 1 and Phase 2 Prescribed Organisations
  • Resource and Training Queries

For Practitioners

Information Sharing Resources

    • Access the ISE list to search and identify organisations prescribed under the Child Information Sharing Scheme and Family Violence Information Sharing Scheme.
    • Visit the PROTECT website for school resources to identify and respond to child wellbeing and safety needs.

Information Sharing Training

MARAM Training

  • Preliminary Training: For practitioners new to family violence work
    • Family Violence Foundations is a self-paced course, which provides a common starting point for professionals seeking to develop necessary skills to undertake a family violence response role. (Safe and Equal)
  • MARAM Victim Survivor Identification and Screening Training
    • Online Screening and Identification training is available for Education, Health and Families, Fairness and Housing workforces. This training is self-directed and self-paced. To access the training you will need to sign up for an account.
  • MARAM Victim Survivor Brief and Intermediate Training
    • There are several options for MARAM Victim Survivor Brief and Intermediate Training.
    • Online Brief and Intermediate training is available for Education, Health and Families, Fairness and Housing workforces. This training is self-directed and self-paced. To access the training you will need to sign up for an account.
    • Brief and Intermediate training – Virtual. This training is suitable for all professionals prescribed with Brief and Intermediate MARAM responsibilities. This includes professionals whose purpose of intervention is linked to family violence but not directly focused on family violence. (Safe and Equal)
    • Brief and Intermediate training – Face to Face. This training is suitable for all professionals prescribed with Brief and Intermediate MARAM responsibilities. This includes professionals whose purpose of intervention is linked to family violence but not directly focused on family violence. (Safe and Equal)
  • MARAM Victim Survivor Comprehensive Family Violence Risk Assessment and Management
  • MARAM Leading Alignment
    • MARAM Leading Alignment training is suitable for organisational managers and leaders who have a role in supporting organisational alignment to MARAM, including alignment of practice, policies and procedures. (Safe and Equal)
  • MARAM Collaborative Practice
    • MARAM Collaborative Practice training is suitable for all professionals and focuses on collaborative practice and the foundational aspects of MARAM. It will enable practitioners to contribute to risk assessment and collaborate for ongoing risk assessment and management. 
    • Practitioners in the Eastern Metropolitan Region can register for free MARAM Collaborative Practice Training here.
    • Click here to read more about the Eastern Metropolitan Region MARAM Collaborative Practice Training.  
  • Department of Justice and Community Safety – Introduction to Family Violence Multi-Agency Risk Assessment and Management Framework (MARAM) eLearn
    • This eLearn introduces key concepts of the MARAM Framework, that guides organisations and services in consistent and effective practice when working with people experiencing and using family violence.To enrol, register for or sign in to the Information Sharing and MARAM Online Learning System. Once you have signed in, select the Justice tile.
  • Antenatal MARAM Family Violence screening and response module
    • The Strengthening Hospital Responses to Family Violence (SHRFV) program has developed an eLearn module tailored to clinical staff working in Antenatal services and Koorie Maternity services. The module takes approximately 45 minutes to complete and is designed to support your understanding of how to sensitively engage with and screen women who may be experiencing family violence. This is completed as an eLearn on the Information Sharing and MARAM Online Learning system.

  • Accredited MARAM Training
    • The Course in Identifying and Responding to Family Violence Risk (22510VIC) covers foundational family violence knowledge and MARAM responsibilities (1, 2 5, 6, 9 and 10) aligning to identification, including use of the screening tool and basic safety planning. It is suitable for anyone who interacts with clients or customers. A list of Registered Training Organisations who deliver the course is available at My Skills. For more information about how to enrol, contact your preferred course provider.

MARAM Resources

  • FAQs about Information Sharing and MARAM
    • Download the FAQ’s
    • Contact the Information Sharing and MARAM Enquiry Line for practice and policy guidance.
      Ph: 1800 549 646 (10am-2pm, Mon-Fri) or:

    CISandFVIS@education.vic.gov.au – for CISS-related questions

    infosharing@familysafety.vic.gov.au – for FVISS and MARAM-related questions

    CISandFVIS@education.vic.gov.au – for technical issues with the online learning modules

  • MARAM Navigator for AOD services
    • The MARAM Navigator – VAADA provides sector relevant MARAM information for AOD clinicians and also contains a walk through of the MARAM aligned AOD intake and assessment tools.
  • MARAM Alignment – system design
  • MARAM & Information Sharing Webinar
  • Family Violence Tip Cards
    • Family violence tip cards that can be attached to lanyards have been developed by a Center for Excellence working group. The cards are MARAM aligned, particularly with phase two. The cards aim to aid with confidence around MARAM and family violence. Language is general and for all services. Download the Microsoft Word file for a variety of double sided cards that can be picked and chosen to suit the organisation’s and worker’s needs. Information includes screening questions, next steps and contact details. The card’s can be edited and personalized with organisation’s language and branding / logos.
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