This is a paid-for service. Access Self or via Lawyer or Advice Agency
At Concord the principles of mediation are applied sensitively to the resolution and management of issues or disputes which can arise within families and between couples.
The mediation is child centred and the voice of the child can be heard. Children’s needs and wishes are at the forefront of settlements which can be agreed with genuine consent.
The service is impartial and no party will feel judged but will be supported to reach agreement.
Early resolution of differences is achieved by finding creative solutions which improve outcomes for parents and children.
It puts emphasis on maintaining relationships and family support where parents disagree.
It seeks to define the parenting roles and responsibilities and ensure the wellbeing of all family members.
Early settlement by agreement avoids adverse childhood experiences which can have far-reaching and detrimental effects on children.
Mediation allows for stability and continuity for children.
It avoids the delay, stress and polarisation often associated with going to court.
In addition, costs are greatly reduced.
Concord’s service has very competitive rates and is eligible for legal aid funding. The mediators include a former judge, a solicitor, a barrister and accountant.
Referral : Self, Advice Agency or Lawyer