Information Sharing and MARAM
The Victorian Government is progressing three inter-related reforms that will be integral to promoting the wellbeing and safety of children and reducing family violence.
The Family Violence Information Sharing Scheme, the Child Information Sharing Scheme and the Family Violence Multi-Agency Risk Assessment and Management Framework (MARAM) have been developed in response to several coronial inquests and independent inquiries conducted over the past decade.
The Family Violence and Child Information Sharing Schemes are aimed at removing barriers to information sharing to allow professionals to work together, across the service system, to make more informed decisions and better respond to the needs of children, families and other people, including those experiencing family violence.
The two information sharing schemes allow prescribed organisations and services to share information in addition to existing information sharing permissions available to them.
MARAM will guide information sharing under both information sharing schemes wherever family violence is present.
Together, these reforms create a more collaborative, integrated system that will help improve safety and wellbeing outcomes for all Victorian children and families, including victims of family violence.
For more information about the Family Violence Information Sharing Scheme and the Family Violence Multi-Agency Risk Assessment and Management Framework, please email Family Safety Victoria at firstname.lastname@example.org