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Northern Integrated Family
Violence Services Partnership
For professionals supporting the
safety of victim survivors in Melbourne's
northern metropolitan region

News & Events

Family violence related news and events for professionals.

Free MARAM Collaborative Practice Training

The MARAM Collaborative Practice training is for all professionals who respond to family violence in the northern metropolitan region. The training builds on the foundations of MARAM to explore how practitioners...

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Practice Lead Community of Practice

Safe and Equal are recommencing the Practice Lead Community of Practice for practice leaders, or anyone undertaking similar duties, who are responsible for supporting MARAM best practice.

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Northern Integrated Family Violence Services Partnership MARAM Survey

The Northern Integrated Family Violence Services partnership is undertaking survey as an assessment to determine how organisations and practitioners are aligning practice to the MARAM and Information Sharing Schemes.

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Family Court Reform – Victim Survivor Survey 

Former Federal Labor MP Emma Husar is running a campaign to get a Royal Commission into the Family Courts, with a particular focus on how Section 121 of the Act which mandates that people can’t speak publicly about proceedings negatively impacts victim survivors, particularly children, and is a form of systems collusion with perpetrators.  

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Have Your Say about the Housing Crisis

This July, Everybody's Home is launching the People's Commission into the Housing Crisis, a platform for everyday people to share their housing experiences on a nationwide scale.   Organisations can Take the Impact Survey to help Everybody's Home better understand what the housing crisis looks like for frontline service providers and their clients.

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Supporting Businesses and Workplaces to Respond to Family Violence

Safe and Equal are supporting businesses and workplaces to meet their OH&S and Fair Work obligations in relation to domestic and family violence.

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Responding to Victim Survivor Experiencing Criminalisation

The NIFVS team have developed a new webpage, Criminalised Victim Survivors, with resources to assist practitioners respond to victim survivors who have been criminalised. Victim survivors who have experienced criminalisation, may encounter discrimination in the family violence service system, which can impact on their risk and access to safety and support.

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Federal Budget Analysis

Within the federal budget 2023-24, a further $326.7 million will be funded across four years (with $19.4 million per year ongoing) to deliver women’s safety initiatives under the National Plan.

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Workforce Pulse Survey Results

The Family Violence and Sexual Assault Workforce Pulse Survey (WP Survey) was conducted by Family Safety Victoria between September and October 2022.

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Contribute to Evaluation of the LGBTIQA+ Family Violence Reform Initiatives

FSV invite participation in the evaluation of the LGBTIQA+ Family Violence Reform Initiatives.

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