What MARAM practice guidance is being developed?
FSV have commenced the development of MARAM practice guidance for:
- direct risk and wellbeing assessment of children and young people victim survivors
- identifying and responding to young people using family violence in the home and in intimate partner/dating relationships (recognising young people using violence often experience family violence risk).
This new practice guidance will support workforces prescribed under the MARAM Framework to respond to children and young people as victim survivors in own their own right and support their wellbeing in the context of family violence. The guidance will also support professionals to respond to young people using violence with a trauma and violence-informed and age and developmental stage lens. The practice guides and tools are anticipated for release in 2023.
What has been achieved so far?
FSV has contracted a range of subject matter experts to support the development of draft content for both projects. This includes the Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, YSAS and the Centre for Innovative Justice, RMIT. Further subject matter experts supporting development of lived experience practice and supporting Aboriginal children and young people are anticipated to be engaged shortly. FSV has commenced sector consultation with a focus on identifying and responding to young people using family violence in the home and in intimate partner/dating relationships – including where they are also a victim survivor of family violence.
What is happening now?
FSV is seeking nominations to support development across 2022–23, including practitioners, team leaders, policy and research professionals across organisations working with children and young people, either experiencing or using family violence, to participate in consultations to inform the development of these MARAM resources.
If you are interested in nominating to join this list please email your name, role, program area and organisation to firstname.lastname@example.org
What is planned next?
Development of child-focused direct risk and wellbeing assessment tools to support the practice guides is anticipated to commence early Quarter 1 2022–23, subject to the outcome of the consultations.
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