MARAM and Information Sharing Week - coming up!

12 April 2022
The Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH) is holding the inaugural MARAM and Information Sharing Week from 26 to 29 April.

The purpose of the week is to promote understanding of family violence and information sharing and align and embed the MARAM Framework and Information Sharing Schemes in practice.

This will be a virtual event and is open to sector organisations and associated peak bodies and their members, and other government departments.  

The program for the week is designed to meet the needs of those working in family violence and related sectors and incorporates a two-hour online session each day.

The sessions will provide the latest insights into contemporary family violence practice, highlighting: 

  • collaboration and information sharing 
  • experiences of children and young people
  • working through an intersectional lens, and 
  • improved understanding of coercive control. 

As the lead division for the whole of Victorian Government family violence reform, Family Safety Victoria staff will provide context for the broader reform agenda in each session to support greater understanding of family violence and child wellbeing.  

The centrality of lived experience is a key feature of the Week’s events. Representatives from the Victim Survivor Advisory Council (VSAC) will be joining the panel discussions.  

“Victims of family violence are robbed of their personhood and individuality. Often victims are unable to verbalise or even identify what it is that they are experiencing. This is a key element to assessing risk in a victim’s life to ensure their safety both at present and into the future. The week of events will help practitioners and staff to better understand the experiences of victims and I look forward to being part of the week. I encourage everyone interested in improving their practice and understanding of family violence to attend”. (Jennifer, VSAC Chair) 


Schedule of events 




Tuesday 26 April  

1.00 – 3.00pm  

Opening of MARAM & Information Sharing Week& Session 1 

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Collaborative practice - sharing information to identify, assess and manage risk to children and families  

Wednesday 27 April  

1.00 – 3.00pm  

Session 2 

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Child-centred practice – Working with children and young people  

Thursday 28 April 9.30 – 11.30am  

Session 3 

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Intersectionality in practice   

Friday 29 April   

10 – 12noon  

Closing of MARAM and Information Sharing Week & Session 4 

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Coercive and controlling behaviours- what are the signs, what are the risks, what can we do? Engaging and working with people who use violence.