Together Mediation and Children

Children inclusive mediation is a structured process where a qualified mediator creates a dialogue between the mediator and any children in a family to identify their thoughts about the situation; the details can then be shared with parents in a follow up session. Parents use the information to agree the child arrangements moving forward


The logic is that children have a right to have their thoughts listened too when decisions are made about them.  There have been observations that they like to be part of the process

CHILDREN INCLUSIVE MEDIATION

For a family mediator to see any child in children inclusive mediation, they must have undertaken a specialist course where they will have learned the correct procedures and protocols that they must follow

Children inclusive mediation is integral to quality Family Mediation and should be viewed as a positive influence for the process overall

Within your MIAM meetings (your initial appointment), the mediator will outline the basics of children inclusive mediation. At the first joint meeting, the mediator should ask both parents to share and discuss their views of the inclusive process