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I still don’t really understand what the differences are between the FMC and the FMA; what do they actually do?

I still don’t really understand what the differences are between the FMC and the FMA; what do they actually do? The FMC or Family Mediation Council is dedicated to promoting best practice in family mediation. Its central aim is to …

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What is the difference between the FMC and the FMA?

What is the difference between the FMC and the FMA? So many acronyms, so little clear information! These two organisations are quite different but have very similar names – and to make matters worse there is some overlap in terms …

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Art and Mediation – Sara Collins

Art in Mediation When I say art in mediation, I am not talking works of great art that might hang in a museum or gallery.  I am thinking of visual representation to assist participants’ engagement and understanding. Teachers and facilitators …

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Job advert

FAMILY MEDIATOR We are looking for somebody to join our enthusiastic and dedicated Family Mediation Team who are committed to offering a high-quality service. This is a continuously expanding service and so would be an exciting opportunity for someone looking …

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What if I don’t want to be near my ex – could mediation still work for me? – By Sarah Manning

What if I don’t want to be near my ex – could mediation still work for me? Your first contact with a mediator, the Mediation Information Assessment Meeting (MIAM), gives you the opportunity to tell the mediator about these issues.  …

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A safe pair of hands? – By Anthony Syder

A safe pair of hands? When working with families going through change, we feel a sense of responsibility to ensure that they receive high quality service and care. When you want to refer a client for mediation, many solicitors are …

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Mediation Voucher Scheme

Mediation Voucher Scheme Read here

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Re E (A Child) (Mediation Privilege) (Rev 1) [2020] EWHC 3379 Family Division, 7 December 2020

Judgement read here Summary read here  

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Could you be a Family Mediator? – By Sarah Smith

Could you be a Family Mediator? The continuing pandemic has made many rethink their life or career choices. If being a family mediator could be a way forward for you, here’s what you need to know to get started. Can …

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January LOCKDOWN BLUES – Anne Braithwaite

LOCKDOWN BLUES Is April the cruellest month? I always think January deserves that title. We manage through late autumn with planning for Christmas. Come late February those of us lucky enough to have gardens can see real early signs of …

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