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

MARAM and Information Sharing Schemes

The 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. This will be 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 Family Violence Multi-Agency Risk Assessment and Management (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.

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

MARAM Training

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 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.

Brief and Intermediate/ Screening and Identification training will be delivered by relevant departments.

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.

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.

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

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

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