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Standards, Codes of Practice and Guidance

MIAM Standards 

New standards governing mediators’ conduct of Mediation Information and Assessment Meetings (MIAMs) come into force on 1.10.22. For details please see the MIAM Standards page here.


Temporary Regulatory Amendments Due to Covid-19 

The FMSB has agreed a number of temporary regulatory amendments for family mediators in light of the need to minimise proximty with others. Please see here for full details and read the FMSB Guidance on Information and Assessment Meetings during the coronavirus social distancing period 


Standards for all Registered Mediators

The FMC operates a framework for professional standards and regulation for family mediators. All mediators should read the FMC Manual of Professional Standards and Self-Regulatory Framework (updated). Please note that there are pending changes to this document to incorporate new MIAM standards (see above).

Family mediators must also adhere to the FMC’s Code of Practice.

From time to time, the FMSB will publish regulatory notes. These will be published below:

FMSB Regulatory Note – MIAMS


Standards for PPCs

PPCs must adhere to the PPC Code of Practice, which should be read alongside the PPC Guidance.



FMC Guidance for Online Video Mediation