Child Inclusive Mediation

Where both parents and the child or children are in agreement, children will be consulted as part of the mediation by a family mediator, trained especially to work with children.  It is good practice to engage children aged 10 and over in mediation, so that they can have their voice heard.  Children however, are not responsible for making any decisions.  Ultimately, it is the mediator's decision whether child consultation is suitable.

With the child's consent, their voice will be shared in mediation with their parents.  They have the choice to keep what they say confidential, between themselves and the mediator.   Child inclusive mediation at All Families Mediation is with a different mediator to that working with the parents.  Consultations last around 45 minutes. Sometimes siblings wish to be seen together but they can choose to be seen separately.