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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: 26 February 2018

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

Phase 1: 27 September 2018

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

Phase 2: 19 April 2021 

Additional organisations and services were prescribed under all 3 reforms, including education and health workforces. 

Which organisations must apply the reforms?

Information can only be shared under the reforms by organisations prescribed as Information Sharing Entities (ISEs). Learn more about who can share information under the reforms.

More information

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

For more information and support on information sharing and MARAM, visit: Frequently asked questions about information sharing and MARAM.

Reviewed 03 June 2021

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