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.

It supports prescribed organisations to:

  • recognise a wide range of risk indicators for children, older people and diverse communities, across identities, family and relationship types.
  • keep perpetrators in view and hold them accountable for their actions and behaviours.

The Family Violence Information Sharing Scheme supports effective assessment and management of family violence risk. The Child Information Sharing (CIS) Scheme 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.

Helping End Family Violence – the Information Sharing Schemes and MARAM is a video that highlights the reasons behind and the benefits of the MARAM and the Family Violence and Child Information Sharing Schemes.

MARAM Resources

The (MARAM) Framework can be used by all services that come into contact with individuals and families experiencing family violence.

The MARAM Victim Survivor Practice Guides support professionals to understand their relevant responsibilities under the MARAM Framework towards the identification, assessment and ongoing management of family violence risk as it relates to their specific roles.

MARAM Embedding Guides: Guides to support organisational leaders in the process of aligning to MARAM. (Family Safety Victoria)

Perpetrator focused tools and practice guidance will be available by early 2020.

MARAM Training

View the MARAM training map to work out which MARAM training to attend.

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.

MARAM Comprehensive Family Violence Specialist -Renewing Practice from CRAF to MARAM (one-day training) is for specialist family violence practitioners who have extensive experience, and who have previously completed specialist CRAF training.

MARAM Comprehensive Risk Assessment and Management Module (two-day training) is for family violence specialists who are new or who have not previously completed specialist CRAF training.

Brief and Intermediate/ Screening and Identification training will be delivered by relevant departments. Between February and September 2020, the Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare will deliver free MARAM training to specific workforces.

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.

View the MARAM Training Decision Tree for help on selecting the right MARAM training.

Information Sharing Resources

Guidelines and resources are available in relation to the Family Violence and the Child Information Sharing Schemes.

Information Sharing Training

Online training in the information sharing schemes is now available for practitioners and organisational leaders.

Find more about organisations that are prescribed under MARAM and the Information Sharing Schemes.