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Child Inclusive Mediation Training Awareness Day

Thursday, January 16 2020 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm


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The FMC’s new requirements for all registered mediators regarding child-inclusive mediation (CIM) which came into force on 1 September 2018.

The FMC Code of Practice states that “All children and young people aged 10 and above should be offered the opportunity to have their voices heard directly during the Mediation, if they wish.”

The FMC Code now requires all mediators, whether or not they offer direct meetings with children, to explain to parents and carers that children and young people aged 10 and above have the right to be offered this opportunity.

Mediators are required to attend a CiM Awareness Day to understand the benefits reported by children and parents, different ways of arranging meetings and encouraging parents to consider CiM for their children.

This Awareness Day is for:

  • Newly trained mediators working towards accreditation
  • Accredited mediators who do not intend to take CIM training but who need to be informed
    about opportunities available to children and young people
  • Accredited mediators intending to take CIM training



1: A Review of the New FMC Standards

  • requirements for training and practice in child-inclusive mediation
  • including ppc and cpd requirements.

2: CiM Models and Approaches

  • What is the purpose of meeting with children in mediation?
  • Different approaches, different models and how the process works.


3: Implications for Practice

    • Introducing CiM
    • Preparing parents
    • Working with parents after a meeting with a child.

The day will include opportunities for discussion, small group work and role play.
The event will take place at The Point, Doncaster on  16th January 2020, 9.30am – 4.30pm.
£264 inc VAT

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Dr Lesley Allport and Lisa Parkinson are experienced trainers in child-inclusive mediation and family mediation generally both nationally and internationally. Lesley is a registered independent training provider (LADR) with the College of Mediators (COM) and fulfils current FMC requirements for CIM training recognised by an MO. As current Chair of the College’s Practice Standards Committee, Lesley continued to develop these standards in the light of recent policy and recommendations.
Lisa has developed policy, practice and training in child-inclusive mediation over the last 35 years and has provided training in this field for COM, FMA, NFM and Resolution members and for qualified family mediators in other countries. She was convenor of the FMC working group on CiM on whose recommendations the new FMA Standards are based.

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Thursday, January 16 2020
9:30 am - 4:30 pm


At The Point in Doncaster
S Parade
Doncaster, South Yorkshire DN1 2DR United Kingdom


Family Matters Mediation
03300 881440
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