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Family Mediation Service

Family Mediation Service

The Service has been established in Peterborough since 1989 and offers mediation in all couple and family disputes particularly those related to separation, divorce and parental conflict.

It is an independent service to help participants in the mediation reach their own agreed decisions about the future which will be fair, workable and suitable for all particular circumstances.

Any issues can be addressed including those concerning children, finance and property.

The aim is to help and plan for the future.

Each participant should be able to recognise those decisions as fair and reasonable in the circumstances.

The intention is to work towards minimising conflict and bitterness and to focus on the needs of any children involved.

The mediators all have considerable previous experience of working in the area of separation and divorce.

They have then gone on to complete further training in the particular skills demanded of a family mediator.

They are members of the College of Mediators and work in accordance with its professional standards and requirements with annual accreditation and that of the Family Mediation Council.

All mediators are recognised individually by the Ministry of Justice to provide publicly funded mediation.

A family mediator is an impartial and neutral third party helping people who are in dispute (or potentially in dispute) reach their own mutually accepted decisions that best meet their own needs and those of any children involved.

It works with principles of fairness and respect for all taking part and can be equally successful in both high and low conflict situations. Because it aims to reduce conflict and approaches dispute in a non-adversarial way both parties can feel satisfied with the outcome.

Family mediators are friendly and practical in their approach.

They are realistic and have considerable experience of working in relationship breakdown, separation and divorce and understand the difficulties often encountered.

They will not tell you what to do but guide the discussions constructively so that you both can achieve a way forward.

The Service is recognised by the Legal Aid Agency as the only provider of publicly funded family mediation in the area that meets its quality mark standards.

It is a registered charity and until 2012 was an affiliated member of National Family Mediation.

Area covered
The Service has built a strong reputation with other professionals and agencies working in Peterborough and its surrounding area including Fenland, Rutland, Cambridgeshire and South Lincolnshire.

Over the years a wide range of people have found mediation here a source of help – from those initially contemplating separation to those dealing with issues years after divorce, from high-income earners to low-income, from those already in high conflict to those who just want to avoid conflict and separate amicably.

It operates from its city centre premises in Peterborough Monday - Friday.

Weekly appointments are available in Wisbech, Stamford, Oakham and Huntingdon.

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Where to go

Peterborough & District Family Mediation
61, Broadway
Get directions to PE1 1SY