Family Mediation Week 23–27 January 2017

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January 23, 2017 | By Andrew Baines | ,

January 23, 2017 | By Andrew Baines | ,

This week is Family Mediation Week and mediators across the country are raising awareness of mediation and its benefits for separating families.

Organised by the Family Mediators Association, this year Family Mediation Week focuses on minimising the potentially harmful effect of relationship breakdown upon children. It aims to encourage separating couples to think about family mediation as a way of helping them take control, make decisions together and build a positive future for their family.

Family mediation service providers will be putting on special events and offering advice and information free of charge. Over the week you can expect to hear interviews with mediators on your local radio. They will be discussing matters such as how mediation can help separated parents to talk to each other and how to organise family separation to minimise the distress to the children. You can also look out for articles appearing in your local newspaper about such subjects as how the voice of the child can be heard and how parents can focus on the needs and interests of their children.

For more information, why not visit the Family Mediation Week website, which features a range of videos that are well worth a watch.

Switalskis Mediation Service will be providing a free seminar for legal professionals on how mediation is changing.

For more information about the mediation services provided by Switalskis, contact Andrew Baines, or another member of the mediation team, on 0800 138 0458.

Andrew Baines

Andrew is a qualified Family Solicitor and Mediator based at our Bradford office. He joined Switalskis in 2007. He blogs regularly with a particular focus on Family Mediation where he has a keen interest in providing constructive outcomes that benefit all parties in the event of a relationship breakdown. Andrew's profile