MARAM Intersectionality Capability (MICB) Project

Family Safety Victoria (FSV) implements key recommendations from the Royal Commission into Family Violence, such as the Multi-Agency Risk Assessment and Management Framework, otherwise known as MARAM.  As part of their ongoing focus on specific areas of MARAM, FSV has drafted the “Embedding Inclusion and Equity: An intersectionality framework in practice” handbook (“Intersectionality Handbook”), within which there is information on intersectionality, and Tip Sheets and Tools for embedding intersectionality into practice (ICB tools).

This handbook has not yet been publicly released, however FSV have engaged the BP Integrated FV Partnership to use the handbook to create two training packages:

  • Package One: To be delivered to executive management
  • Package Two: For team leaders / practice leads to facilitate in their organisations

on how to embed intersectionality into their MARAM framework.


Team Leader-led Training

The BPIFVP project team are currently developing the Team Leader-led Sessions and have agreed with FSV to develop six, one-hour training sessions.


Training Objectives

  1. Build Capacity in understanding and applying an intersectional framework within your practice
  2. Challenge problematic and negative behaviours, norms, societal cultures and structures to achieve systemic change
  3. Checking practitioner’s assumptions regarding barriers that may limit clients and colleagues from accessing and receiving appropriate support
  4. To centre, and be guided by, the identity, experiences, agency and voices of service users, respecting their strengths and choices
  5. Develop ongoing critical reflection to understand your own biases, privilege and power as a practitioner
  6. Professionals should be developing an Intersectional awareness whilst utilising the MARAM framework and Practice Guides


Training Modules

  1. Understanding what Intersectionality is and why it is important
  2. Critically reflect on your own values, beliefs and privilege
  3. Embed Intersectionality in Service Response
  4. Intersectionality and collaboration: Referrals and secondary consults
  5. Practical Strategies: Conversation, Language, Resistance
  6. Self-care and Active Supervision

We are working with FSV as we develop the training, but also want to consult with experts in our partnership.  If you are keen to be involved in consulting on our training development, please contact us at