£500 Mediation Voucher

The government has announced that it is investing £1m in family mediation, to support families to resolve issues relating to children. Under the scheme, the Ministry of Justice will provide contributions of up to £500 per family, to resolve issues relating to children following parental separation. Mediation will be provided by Family Mediation Council Accredited (FMCA) mediators and the fund will reduce the costs of mediation for at least 2000 families.

Family mediation is a process in which an independent, professionally trained mediator helps parents work out arrangements for children and finances following separation. Mediation can also be helpful when previous child arrangements need to change, particularly as children grow up.

“We’re so pleased at this investment, lots of families have really struggled the past year with separation and co-parenting. Whether ex partners are trying mediation for the first time or coming back to the service to make some changes to their arrangements its important people can access help without the worry of the cost holding them back.”

Our team of mediators have welcomed the scheme as it means more help for families nationally.

To see if you or any of your clients are eligible for this time limited scheme you can ring 01429 891 444. You can also find more information on our costings page.