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Meet the Mediator – Sally Stokes

Family Mediation Council registered mediators are trained to the same high standards and follow the same Code of Practice, but come from a range of backgrounds and professions. As part of Family Mediation Week 2022 we are introducing you to a few mediators who describe how they came in to mediation and their experience of […]

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Family Mediation Week – A view from New Zealand

Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa to everyone in the United Kingdom during Family Mediation week. It’s an absolute pleasure to be able to write an article for the Family Mediation Council during Family Mediation Week! Whilst my home is now Aotearoa New Zealand, more than 20 years ago I was trained by the […]

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Family Mediation Week – Monday’s Myth: you can’t attend family mediation if you have been a victim of domestic violence.

As part of Family Mediation Week we will be sharing a blog on each of our daily topics.  These blogs are written by Louisa Whitney from LKW Family Mediation, an FMC Accredited and Child Inclusive Mediator and Professional Practice Consultant.  We will also be busting a myth in each blog as there are many misconceptions […]

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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 […]

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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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