In response to recent government announcements on family justice, we offer a perspective focusing on mediation, child well-being, and socioeconomic considerations.
Family Mediation Trust partners with End Child Poverty to tackle child poverty issues, advocating for adequate support for families, working parents, financial assistance for families with disabled children, and local support in crisis situations.
The Family Mediation Trust supports the encouragement of mediation but has concerns about relying solely on vouchers for low-income individuals. Adequate legal aid provisions should cover mediation costs to reduce court waiting times.
The Ministry of Justice has proposed making mediation mandatory for low level family court cases in England and Wales, excluding those involving allegations or a history of domestic violence.
One of the Trusts longest service mediators, Helen Casey, retires at the end of December following over 30 years of pioneering work in family mediation.
New grant funding for parents with children with Special Educational Needs and for Child Inclusive Mediation.
The Trust, along with over 50 other providers of legal aid mediation, are very worried that if payment rates do not improve many of the remaining providers will stop delivering this vital work and those that are left will not be able to train future mediators.
The 2022 annual report shows that the Trust achieved an increase in positive outcomes, from mediation, of over 70%.
The Family Mediation Trust is pleased to announce the launch of a pilot Parenting Coordination project for families based in Norfolk.
The Family Mediation Trust has achieved a positive year of growth in impact and financial resilience.
A new law introducing ‘no-fault’ divorces is expected to come into effect in Autumn 2021. The Family Mediation Trust remains dedicated to helping separating couples resolve all issues arising from their separation in a non-collaborative way.
On the 18th of October, the Trust held an open debate to explore if mediation should be made compulsory.
The Family Mediation Council (FMC) announce today (12/5/21) the appointment of the Trusts CEO, Michael Mack as a new lay members of the Family Mediation Standards Board (FMSB).
The Family Mediation Trust is proud to have signed up to the living wage foundation. As a charity it is important to the Trustees that staff have income security.
The government has today announced that it is investing a further £800,000 in family mediation, to support families to resolve issues relating to children.
This impressive report is the work of the Family Solutions Group (FSG), and gives a fresh and focused attention to improving the experiences of, and opportunities for, separating families away from the Family Court.
Norfolk and Cambridge Family Mediation Services to merge as The Family Mediation Trust to create a stronger organisation, better able to reach and serve more families across the East of England.
In our latest AGM we reflected on The Norfolk Family Mediation Services’ success from the year 2019 and assessed the agreement between the NFMS and CFMS to form The Family Mediation Trust.
In our latest AGM we assessed the agreement between the NFMS and CFMS to form The Family Mediation Trust, in addition to reflecting on the success of the Cambridge Family Mediation Service from the year ending December 2019.
The following guidance has been given on 24th March 2020 by The Rt. Hon. Sir Andrew McFarlane, President of the Family Division and Head of Family Justice. It is helpful for informal and Court Ordered arrangements for children;
Norfolk Family Mediations Service remains committed to the provision of legal aid funding for mediation across Norfolk.
On the 28th of June, the service said a final farewell to one of its hardest working mediators. Lansley passed away on the 30th May following a hard fought battle with cancer.
The 2017-18 Annual Accounts and Review
A third off the cost of mediation for those on less than the minimum wage.
The Norfolk Family Mediation service is pleased to announce that it has been awarded over £9,000 of Lottery funding.
Norfolk Family Mediation Service is now offering evening appointments in our Norwich Office.
Norfolk Family Mediation launches a new mediation service in Great Yarmouth
We received a letter this month that started with “Her Majesty The Queen has asked me to send you...”
From referral or first phone call to the MIAM taking place we have managed to reduce the time to less than 5 days.
Michael Mack took on the role as the new CEO for the Norfolk Family Mediation Service on the 1st January.
Debbie Wahle has secured full accreditation from the Family Mediation Council.