VCOSS Regional Consultations on the MARAM Framework

A range of community service organisations are now authorised under the Family Violence Multi-Agency Risk Assessment and Management Framework (‘MARAM’), the Family Violence Information Sharing Scheme and the Child Information Sharing Scheme.

This is an important change for our sector, to facilitate better information sharing and more coordinated support and effective services to improve the safety and promote the wellbeing of children, women and families.

VCOSS is keen to hear your experiences so far, as part of our ongoing work to support the sector with implementation.

Opportunity 1 – Complete a survey

VCOSS is surveying regional stakeholders from across Victoria, to gather insights into how organisations are experiencing the reforms on the ground.

We’re interested in a diversity of perspectives – whether you are responsible for leading organisational culture, developing policies or procedures, facilitating training, or involved in making requests for information or reviewing and responding to requests from other authorised organisations, this survey is for you!  To complete the survey, please click this link:

This survey is part of the MARAM and Information Sharing sector grants, funded through Family Safety Victoria.  VCOSS will use the information gleaned from survey responses to inform four workshops in regional Victoria, and will use survey and workshop feedback to write up a paper for the sector and for Family Safety Victoria that shares what is working well and areas where more development and support is needed to assist community services to implement the reforms.

We would appreciate you completing this survey by Tuesday 28th May.  Please feel free to share with colleagues.

Opportunity 2 – Attend a regional workshop

 VCOSS is convening regional workshops in four regional areas to:

  • Enable representatives from across those local service systems to come together and share learnings and insights so far
  • Understand the impact of the reforms for regional services, and what further support and development is needed.

The workshop will assist our sector to:

  • articulate what’s working well, as well as barriers to smooth and effective implementation
  • identify solutions to resolve implementation issues at a local level and at a systems level
  • share these insights across all of regional Victoria, the broader sector and State Government.

 You can register for the regional workshops by clicking on the relevant link below:

Sale – June 6th 9am- 12pm, Location TBC

 Wangaratta – June 11th 11am-2pm, Location TBC

 Geelong – June 14th 11am-2pm, Location TBC

 Mildura – June 17th 11am-2pm, Location TBC

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