For more resources about risk assessment and safety planning, visit 1800RESPECT and the The Lookout websites.

MARAM and Information Sharing Schemes

The Family Violence Multi-Agency Risk Assessment and Management (MARAM) Framework guides professionals across the continuum of service responses, across the range of presentations and spectrum of risk. It provides information and resources that professionals need to keep victim survivors safe, and to keep perpetrators in view and hold them accountable for their actions.

The MARAM 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.

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

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.

Online training in Modules 1-4  is now available for practitioners, which covers an Introduction to the MARAM Framework and information about the Family Violence and Child Information Sharing Schemes. Module 7 covers Information Sharing for organisational leaders.

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 Renewing Practice training is a one-day training focusing on working with victim survivors for specialist family violence practitioners who have extensive experience, and who have previously completed specialist CRAF training.

MARAM Comprehensive Risk Assessment and Management training is a two-day training for professionals who work in a specialist capacity and is suitable for new family violence specialists and/or those who have not previously completed specialist CRAF training.

Brief and Intermediate/Screening and Identification training is being delivered by relevant departments. Contact the Department of Health and Human Services for more information.

MARAM Collaborative Practice training is a one-day training focusing on both collaborative practice and the foundational aspects of MARAM that enable collaboration. This training compliments other training.

Safety planning

Introduction to Safety Planning Video
A video introducing family violence safety planning. (1800RESPECT)

Safety Planning Check List
A 1800RESPECT tool.

Safety Planning When Children are Involved Video
A 1800RESPECT video.

Safety Planning for Women With Disabilities
A 1800RESPECT tool.

Daisy app
Daisy is an app for women experiencing sexual assault, family violence and domestic violence. Daisy is free and can connect women to specialist services in their state and local area.

Gathering Support
A booklet with comprehensive information for women on keeping safe when separating, technology safety advice and safety planning. (DVRCV)

My Safety Kit
Resource designed to support the reflections of people who are, or may be, experiencing domestic and family violence. Builds on victim survivors existing safety awareness and safety strategies. (Insight Exchange)

Women’s Technological Safety & Privacy
A toolkit for women experiencing tech abuse to learn how they can increase their technology safety and privacy.

Other resources

CRAF materials and resources
The Lookout website has CRAF resources, including training handbooks and a DVD.

Introduction to Risk Assessment Video
A video introducing family violence risk assessment. (1800RESPECT)

eCRAF Module One
The first e-learning module on Family Violence Risk Assessment and Risk Management Framework, or the CRAF, is now online.

Red Flags
A quick-glance resource for professionals who are working with victim survivors. (DVRCV)

Identifying Family Violence and Responding to Women and Children Client Policy Template
This template shows how to provide inclusive high-quality care and support services to individuals who have experienced, or who are at risk of experiencing family violence. (North West Metropolitan Region Primary Care Partnerships)

DVRCV Referral Options Booklet
Updated quarterly, the booklet provides contact details and further information on services around Victoria. (DVRCV)

Integration case studies

Risk Assessment and Management Panels (RAMPs)
The RAMPs are a multi-agency response to high risk families that was piloted in the north, before being rolled out across Victoria.

High Risk Response Conference (HRRC)
The HRRC was a precursor to the RAMP in the north east metro region.