Community Mediators can help with a wide range of disputes that occur in a range of situations in the community. They can help with:
- Disagreements with friends or neighbours
- Problems between different groups or interests within the community
- Disagreements between parents and schools.Issues within and between voluntary and community organisations
- Disputes regarding environmental, development and planning issues
Some Community mediation organisations also work in schools with children and young people training pupils and staff in mediation skills to help them resolve disputes in the playground.
Mediators help sort out misunderstandings, make sure different views are heard and understood and help find a sensible solution that seems fair to everyone involved.