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Family Violence Multi-Agency Risk Assessment and Management (MARAM) Framework

The Family Violence Multi-Agency Risk Assessment and Management Framework (MARAM) guides professionals working with individuals affected by family violence. It promotes a comprehensive, informed, and collaborative approach to risk assessment and management, ultimately contributing to safer communities and better outcomes for victims and survivors.

Which education providers are prescribed under MARAM?

  • government and non-government schools
  • kindergartens
  • long daycare services
  • relevant non-government school system bodies
  • out of school hours care
  • student disengagement and wellbeing services and programs funded by the Department of Education (e.g. LOOKOUT, Navigator, School Focused Youth service, National School Chaplaincy Programme).
  • the Department of Education to the extent it delivers child health and wellbeing services(e.g. student support services, incident support and operations centre, education justice initiative, area-based regional staff).
  • the Department of Education to the extent it delivers Aboriginal education and engagement services (for example Koorie Education Coordinators, Koorie Engagement Support Officers, Koorie Education Children’s Court Liaison Officers, Koorie Academy Liaison Officers).
  • doctors in schools

Information on which organisations must apply the reforms can be found here.

How can MARARM support children’s wellbeing, including engagement with education?

By supporting early identification and intervention where family violence concerns exist, MARAM encourages collaboration across services, supports risk assessment and safety planning for the child, as well as promoting trauma-informed practices. MARAM empowers education professionals to create a safe, nurturing environment for children experiencing family violence, supporting their overall wellbeing and continuity in their educational journey.


More information about MARAM can be found here.