Affiliated Organisation Status

The College of Mediators recognises the skills, knowledge and experience of mediators through our individual membership options. Good quality mediation is also very dependent on mediation organisations which play an important role in supporting mediators to meet the College’s standards.

Following requests from organisations wishing to illustrate their commitment, as a group, to our policies and Code of Practice, we developed an Affiliated Organisation Status in 2012. This option is available to bodies that already have individual College members and that meet our required standards.

Benefits of Affiliated Organisation Status

  • Eligible for discounted membership fees for your organisation’s paid staff
  • Eligible for discounted membership fees for your organisation’s volunteer mediators
  • One free place at the College of Mediators annual conference for all affiliated organisations
  • Display the College of Mediators logo on publicity and website as an independent mark of the quality of service you aspire to offer
  • Increased professional status with clients, referrers, the public, Legal Aid Agency, housing associations, partners and funders
  • Profile listed on the College website and receive referrals from our telephone help line, staffed from 8.30am – 6.00pm Monday to Friday
  • Listing on other national help lines and websites via the College
  • Discounted professional indemnity and public liability insurance
  • Keep up to date with mediation news, training and jobs with our regular updates and College e-newsletter
  • Access to the latest thinking and developments in the mediation world with our College journal, Mediation Theory and Practice
  • Gives organisations a voice in the ongoing development of mediation and recognition for skills and knowledge gained
  • Benefit from national publicity generated by the College
  • Have a voice at a national level to ensure mediation gets the support and recognition it deserves
  • Be part of a growing international community of mediation organisations offering mediation provision in all areas of dispute
  • A chance for paid and volunteer mediators, as well as non-mediation staff, to have membership of a professional body

List of Organisations Currently Affiliated

How to Become a College of Mediators Affiliated Organisation

Affiliation costs £90.00 per annum and is open to mediation organisations which:

  • Have 51% or more of their paid mediation staff as individual College members
  • Subscribe to the College of Mediators Code of Practice
  • Support the practice and professional development of their mediators and support staff through College-recommended levels of Professional Practice Consultancy/Supervision and Training
  • Have appropriate complaints procedures

If you are interested in becoming an affiliated organisation, please send an email to:

If you have any queries about membership prior to applying, please contact us to discuss further.