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    Wednesday 11th December 2013

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    Family Matters has been awarded a contract through the DWP Innovation Fund to deliver services to long…

  • A request to complete an online survey for the Family Justice Council
  • Family Mediation Practice Update

    Information on the forthcoming Mediation Information and Assessment Meetings ( MIAMS) to be introduced from April 6th

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Conflict can affect anyone - often taking up time and money and causing long-term stress for those involved.

Mediation is a way of sorting out disputes practically and fairly, giving you control over the outcome.

The College of Mediators is a membership body for mediators practising in all areas of mediation; family, workplace, community, intergenerational, commercial and restorative practice.

The College is an independent organisation which sets recognised standards for mediators and mediation training providers.

We work with mediators and organisations to improve mediation service provision and develop mediation as a profession.


Use this website to find a mediator

Mediators are highly skilled at helping people sort out disputes and it is important that you find one who is right for you and is properly qualified.  This site will help you find College mediators in your area who have attained our long established standards for training and practice and subscribe to our codes of practice.

If you want to become a mediator or join the College

You can use this site to find out more about training as a mediator and the benefits of College membership.









College of Mediators Conference 2013

Make Change Happen

London South Bank University - Friday, 31st May

This is a conference about change and reflection, asking the question "is this the time to act?"
Come and participate in a day of ideas and discussions with the following speakers and workshop facilitators:

  • Lorraine Schaffer - keynote speaker - A Call for Reflection and Change
  • Barbara Wilson - Moving Forward - Asking Ourselves the Hard Questions
  • Veronica Dawson & Judith Onley - Solution Focused Mediation
  • Tim Chapman & Hugh Campbell - Restorative Practices and Mediation



LSC releases guidance for providers regarding the Family Mediation Contract for publicly funded cases.

As a result of recent audit activity the LSC has decided that providers would benefit from additional guidance on the correct interpretation of the Family Mediation Contract, and what is expected by the LSC in order to make certain claims against the Fund.

The document below has been produced by the LSC as an attempt to address any misunderstanding, and provide a comprehensive document that covers all the key issues and queries the LSC has received.

Mediation Guidance Manual (issued November 2012)


Family Mediation Council Review

View the final report of the FMC Review from Professor John McEldowney here.

Read Report


Finding Common Ground

College of Mediators Conference 2012

We are pleased to announce that the next College of Mediators conference will take place on Friday, 21st September 2012. The topic for this conference will be "Finding the Common Ground in Mediation" and delegates are invited to participate in a series of workshops exploring this theme throughout the day.


New FMC Assessment of Professional Competency Scheme takes effect.

The FMC's new APC scheme for mediators wishing to be competence assessed to undertake Legal Aid funded cases came into effect on the 1st of May. Competence Assessment is a requirement for the College's Approved Family Mediator Membership.

Click here for more details.