vic_logo

About the information sharing and MARAM reforms

The Victorian government is progressing 3 interrelated reforms that are integral to reducing family violence and promoting child wellbeing or safety.

The 3 reforms

Child Information Sharing Scheme (CISS)

CISS enables authorised organisations and services to share information to promote the wellbeing or safety of children. Find more information on child information sharing.

Family Violence Information Sharing Scheme (FVISS)

FVISS enables authorised organisations and services to share information to facilitate assessment and management of family violence risk to children and adults. Find more information on family violence information sharing.

Multi-Agency Risk Assessment and Management Framework (MARAM)

MARAM sets out the responsibilities of different workforces in identifying, assessing and managing family violence risk across the family violence and broader service system. MARAM will guide information sharing under both information sharing schemes wherever family violence is present. Find more information on the MARAM framework.

Timeline of reforms

Initial group: February 2018

FVISS started for an initial group of information sharing entities (key organisations and services).

Phase 1: September 2018

More organisations and services were prescribed under both information sharing schemes and MARAM.

Phase 2: September 2020

Subject to consultation, in September 2020 additional organisations and services are likely to be authorised under all 3 reforms.

Which organisations must apply the reforms?

Information can only be shared under the reforms by organisations prescribed as Information Sharing Entities (ISEs).

Under the Family Violence Information Sharing Scheme some ISEs are also prescribed as Risk Assessment Entities (RAEs). RAEs are indicated in the sections below with (RAE).

Access the list of authorised organisations

Certain authorised organisations can access the online ISE list. You can request access if your organisation is funded by:

  • Department of Justice and Community Safety
  • Family Safety Victoria
  • Court Services

Request access to the ISE list

An online option will be available soon.

More information

Visit family violence reform for other staff resources, and the history and progress of family violence reform.

Reviewed 07 January 2020

Was this page helpful?