We use cookies on our website. By continuing to browse our site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.Hide

Archive | News

Extension of mediation voucher scheme is excellent news for families

The Family Mediation Council (FMC) has welcomed the extension of the Ministry of Justice’s family mediation voucher scheme. The scheme makes up to £500 available for each separating family which need to make arrangements for children to spend on mediation, helping over 70% of those reach agreement and avoid protracted and stressful court proceedings. It […]

Continue Reading

FMSB MIAMs Consultation Responses

Family mediators have responded thoughtfully, and in large numbers, to the FMSB’s consultation on MIAMs standards. The responses show there is a high degree of support for the introduction of the proposed standards, expectations and guidance. While there was near universal acceptance of the proposed high-level standards, there are some proposed expectations that have generated […]

Continue Reading

FMSB Consultation: MIAMs Standards

The Family Mediation Standards Board (FMSB) is inviting views on new standards for Mediation Information and Assessment Meetings (MIAMs). The FMSB’s work on MIAMs standards is being carried out at the request of the Family Mediation Council (FMC), following a recommendation from the President’s Private Law Working Group and the Family Solutions Group that “the […]

Continue Reading

FMC Welcomes Government Voucher Scheme for Families

The government has today announced that it is investing £1m in family mediation, to support families to resolve issues relating to children. Under the scheme, the Ministry of Justice will provide contributions of up to £500 per family, to resolve issues relating to children following parental separation. Mediation will be provided by Family Mediation Council […]

Continue Reading

Mock Mediation

The FMC has recorded a Mock Mediation as part of Family Mediation Week, to show you how the mediation process can work. The mediation is conducted by Elaine Richardson, a Family Mediation Council Accredited Mediator, and the parents are played by actors.

Continue Reading