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This suite of Personas was developed by the Eastern Regional Coordinators to bring to life the experiences of clients who may interact with our services. Personas can be used at forums, training and events, as well as for strategic planning, client journey mapping and advocacy. 

Further information about the development of the personas and how to use them can be found here


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Collaboration for Change: 2024 – 2027 RFVP Strategic Plan

The Regional Family Violence Partnership (RFVP) are excited to share our 2024 – 2027 Strategic Plan: Collaboration for Change. Development of Collaboration for Change took place over a thirteen-month period, beginning with a special Implementation Committee meeting in May 2023 and continuing with a range of consultations and workshops with partnership members and lived experience advocates into 2024. 

Click the buttons below to read Collaboration for Change, along with the associated annual action plan. 

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Download the Strategic Plan on a Page
Download the RFVP 2024 - 2025 Action Plan

Cultivating Lived Wisdom: Translating Experience to Expertise

Victim survivors of family violence are driving social and systems change across Australia. The explosion of interest in Lived Experience and Expertise means more organisations want to hear what Victim Survivors have to say. This report shows people need support to be self-empowered to understand how to apply their lived experience wisdom in meaningful ways.

Equipping people through evidence based training will help reduce tokenism, and foster more equal partnerships between  service providers and clients. There is a clear need for a model or tailored training program that enables victim survivors of family violence to translate and transform their lived and living experience into Lived and Living Expertise.

This report has identified the important training design and delivery elements that enable people to translate their lived experience into Lived Expertise. 

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Understanding Complex Support Needs of Clients in the Eastern Metropolitan Region

The ‘Understanding Complex Support Needs project’ aimed to learn about the experiences of clients in the Eastern Metropolitan Region seeking support across a range of sectors. Through interviews and workshops with service providers and people with experience of using services, the project mapped the service journey of three personas: Joe, Maddison and Neveah. The report presents visual journey maps for each persona representing how project participants thought their journey would unfold. Differences in service provider and lived experience perspectives are explored, along with themes identified and opportunities for service system improvement.

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MARAM Framework Summary Guide

The MARAM Summary Guide was developed by the Barwon Area Integrated Family Violence Committee and adapted for use in the Eastern Metropolitan Region by the RFVP. It is designed for all professionals prescribed to MARAM and collates essential information about MARAM and Information Sharing in a easy, quick reference booklet. Physical copies are available to order. Please contact the RFVP team if you are interested in ordering physical copies:

Download the Summary guide

FVISS Resource – Requesting Information About a Person Using Violence from Victoria Police Using FVISS

The FVISS Resource – Requesting Information about a Person Using Violence from Victoria Police was developed specifically for professionals working in services prescribed as Information Sharing Entities (ISEs) under the Family Violence Information Sharing Scheme (FVISS) and guides them through the process of requesting information from Victoria Police about people using violence step by step.





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Client Experience Project Report

The RFVP Client Experience Project was lead by the Access and Equity Working Group and aimed to capture data about how people seeking support for family violence experience the Eastern Metropolitan Region service system.

12 people with lived experience of family violence and accessing services in the East were interviewed as part of the project, including a child victim survivor and adult who had used violence.

Click the button below to read the report.




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MARAM Alignment and Systems Integration Survey 

The MARAM Alignment and Systems Integration Survey was established to assess the progress of the Multi-Agency Risk Assessment and Management (MARAM) Framework and Information Sharing Scheme implementation across the Eastern Metropolitan Region. It is designed to evaluate the success of local alignment activity, as well as identify gaps and areas that require further attention. 

The survey commenced in 2022 and is repeated annually to support monitoring and evaluation of alignment and integration over time. 


Download the 2022 Report
Download the 2023 Report

RFVP Believed and Respected

Members of the Regional Family Violence Partnership (RFVP) have expressed a strong
commitment to listening to the voices of people with lived experience of family violence at
all levels of the partnership, to ensure the work we do is informed and driven by the views
of victim survivors.

A group consultation was held in May 2020 with eight advocates. In addition, one
advocate nominated to give written feedback and one advocate nominated to engage in a
one on one consultation. Two specialist family violence practitioners were present at the
group session and a disability advocate attended the one on one consultation. The
purpose of the consultation was to capture the voices of people with lived experience of
family violence, to inform and shape the RFVP Strategic Plan 2020-2024 and Action Plan. Click below to read the full document. 

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RFVP Lived Experience Remuneration Rates

RFVP Community of Practice Framework 

The RFVP has created a resource for organisations to plan, conduct and evaluate a Community of Practice.

The framework is designed to guide a facilitator, organiser or agency/organisation
through each stage of the Community of Practice lifecycle.

The design and content of the framework is evidence based, founded in social
learning theory and underpinned by the values of the RFVP. The development of the
framework included significant consultation to ensure best practice. In every toolkit there
will be recommendations to embed safe and culturally inclusive practice. While the
toolkit content is a guide and can be changed to suit the needs of the Facilitator and
Community of Practice members, these are tools that are strongly recommended to
ensure the Community of Practice is a safe and inclusive space. They will be highlighted
throughout each stage of the lifecycle. Click the button below to see the full document. 

Download the Community of Practice Framework

Recognising and Responding to Violence: A Resource for People with Disabilities, Their Families and Supporters.

This brochure was produced by the RFVP in consultation with the Women with Disabilities Family Violence Working Group.

It provides information to recognise and respond to violence used against people with disabilities.





Download the Brochure

Action Feedback Kit

Children’s experience of services is critical to understand to ensure services meet the needs of children and young people. Children can provide valuable insights into how services should be configured, implemented and reviewed. They also have inherent rights to participate in decision making that affects their lives. The RFVP and ACF worked together to develop a framework for family violence oriented services that will engage children sensitively in order for them to provide feedback about their experiences of services.

ACF and RFVP will be hosting free training sessions for workers in the Eastern Metropolitan Region. The training sessions offer participants the opportunity to:

  • Consider ways to facilitate children’s participatory processes, based on current research and knowledge bases.
  • Find out about the Action Feedback Kit for Children and Young People.
  • Have a go with the Action Feedback Kit.
  • Learn about options for integrating the kit into varied workplaces.
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Safe and Secure

Australian Childhood Foundation and Eastern Metropolitan Region Family Violence Partnership trauma-informed practice guide for responding to children and young people affected by family violence.

Upcoming Safe and Secure Training will be advertised via the RFVP calendar and newsletter. Click here to view the RFVP calendar.

Case Studies 

Case studies can be used at forums, trainings and events to understand the practical application of legislation such as the Information Sharing Schemes and to improve integrated practice between specialist family violence services and related services.

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Click here to read about Information sharing for Mental Health & AOD services.  

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RFVP Newsletter

For family violence sector updates and news on events/trainings.

RFVP Calendar of Events

Find out what events are happening throughout the year and book online.

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