The Family Mediation Council (FMC) is a Company limited by guarantee. The Company registration number is 9560220 and the registered office address is International Dispute Resolution Centre, 70 Fleet Street, EC4Y 1EY.
The company has six members:
- IDR Europe Ltd (ADR Group)
- College of Mediators
- The Law Society
- Family Mediators Association (FMA)
- National Family Mediation (NFM)
The Board of Directors
Each member organisation appoints a director to the FMC Board of Directors. There is provision within the Articles of Association for the co-option of up to three other directors. The board meets approximately every two months to consider matters of common concern.
The Chair of the Family Mediation Council is John Taylor
Currently the Directors are:
Allan Blake (co-opted)
Beverley Sayers, appointed by FMA
Dan Ronson (co-opted)
Ewan Malcolm, appointed by College of Mediators
Jane Robey, appointed by NFM
Jane Wilson, appointed by Resolution
John Taylor (co-opted)
Mark Paulson, appointed by The Law Society
Richard Schiffer, appointed by IDR Europe (ADR Group)
Attending board meetings, as observers, are:
Chair of the Family Mediation Standards Board
A representative of the Family Justice Council
A representative of the Ministry of Justice
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.
- 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.
The members of the FMSB are:
Robert Creighton (Chair)
The FMSB & FMC share an administrative office and Executive Officer.
The FMSB can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 0844 556 7215.
The FMC is supported in its work by an Executive Officer and other consultants.