Supporting Family Mediation Week

Family Mediation Week 2021: day 5 – Principles underpinning family mediation.

Posted Posted in Children, Families, General

Lawyers were traditionally the first port of call when looking at divorce and separation.  Forward-thinking lawyers know that often (where there are no protection or safety concerns) they can step back and allow clients to sort out some of their future decisions themselves.  When talking about the day-to-day arrangements for children, the law offers little…

Family Mediation Week 2021: day 4 – What about Me?

Posted Posted in Children, Families, General

“What about me?” is a recent report of the FAMILY SOLUTIONS GROUP.  The report calls for greater support for those experiencing divorce and separation, especially children.  In particular, the need for:  Reframing family breakdown away from ‘justice’ language, towards an understanding of child welfare. A Framework of Support Services for Children and Young People – led…

What is a MIAM?

Posted Posted in Families, General

In a world that often seems binary, a new divide; those who know what a MIAM is and those who say, “A what?” whilst screwing up their face. On behalf of mediators everywhere – our apology.  We know it’s a weird word (not even a word but an acronym) and we know it doesn’t exactly…