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Family Mediation Standards Board (FMSB)


The Family Mediation Standards Board (FMSB) has delegated authority to advise upon and oversee the implementation of, and adherence to, the FMC’s professional standards as set out in its Terms of Reference.

The FMSB’s role includes:

  • Maintaining and publishing a register of mediators and Professional Practice Consultants
  • Ensuring standards of foundation training courses
  • Maintaining and administering a robust system for accreditation
  • Considering and making decisions on complaints and disciplinary matters that have been escalated from member organisations of the FMC.


FMSB Members

The members of the FMSB are:

Robert Creighton (Chair)

Beryl Darling

Professor Lisa Doodson

Ian Hamer

John Hobson

Michael Mack

Sarah-Jane Turnbull

Alexis Walker


The FMSB & FMC share an administrative office and Executive Officer.


FMSB Governance

Members of the FMSB all agree to adhere to the FMC Code of Conduct.

The FMSB has a policy on Managing Conflicts of Interest and as a result maintains a Register of Interests.


FMSB Minutes

The approved part 1 (non-confidential) minutes of FMSB meetings are published below.

Part 2 minutes record details of confidential issues such as individual applications, and as a result are not published.

Minutes FMSB Meeting 19.5.2021

Minutes FMSB Meeting 24.3.2021

Minutes FMSB Meeting 27.1.2021

Minutes Joint FMSB & FMC Meeting 13.1.2021

Minutes FMSB Meeting 9.11.2020

Minutes FMSB Meeting 16.9.2020

Minutes FMSB Meeting 8.7.2020

Minutes FMSB Meeting 13.5.2020

Minutes FMSB Meeting 18.3.2020

Minutes Joint FMSB & FMC Meeting 11.2.2020

Minutes FMSB Meeting 11.2.2020

Minutes FMSB Meeting 13.11.2019

Minutes FMSB Meeting 18.9.2019

Minutes FMSB Meeting 17.7.2019

Minutes FMSB Meeting 15.5.2019

Minutes FMSB Meeting 20.3.2019

Minutes FMSB Meeting 16.1.2019