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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.

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Recruitment of Independent FMSB Member

The FMC is looking to appoint an independent member to sit on the Family Mediation Standards Board. FMSB Members are at the forefront of the implementation and development of standards and self-regulatory framework of the FMC. Independent members bring an important outside perspective to the FMSB. Its three current independent members have backgrounds working at […]

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It’s Family Mediation Week!

The Family Mediation Council is delighted to be launching Family Mediation Week today, Monday 18th January, with messages of support from Minister Alex Chalk MP and Senior Family Liaison Judge Theis. Family Mediation Week is taking place at a time when families who are separating are facing extra challenges due to the coronavirus pandemic. Family […]

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