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

MARAM and Information Sharing


The Victorian government is progressing three interrelated reforms that are integral to reducing family violence and promoting child wellbeing and safety:

The Multi-Agency Risk Assessment and Management (MARAM) Framework provides guidance to organisations prescribed under regulations, that have responsibilities in assessing and managing family violence risk. The MARAM Framework is considered best practice for anyone responding to family violence in Victoria.

The Family Violence Information Sharing Scheme supports effective assessment and management of family violence risk. It enables risk relevant information to be collected, used and shared between authorised workforces.

The Child Information Sharing Scheme (CISS) allows authorised organisations and professionals who work with children, young people and their families to share information with each other to promote children’s wellbeing and safety.

Find out if your organisation was prescribed under these reforms in Phase One (September 2018) or Phase Two (April 2021).

MARAM secondary consultations and referrals – advice for health professionals factsheet.

Helping End Family Violence – the Information Sharing Schemes and MARAM 

highlights the reasons behind and the benefits of the reform

NIFVS Webinar

Lessons Learned – MARAM and Information Sharing (May 2021): Unpacks the implementation of the MARAM and Information Sharing Schemes in the northern metropolitan region.