Who we are - National Family Mediation

Who we are

Established in 1982, National Family Mediation (NFM) was the original provider of family mediation, and its network of accredited services now delivers in over 500 locations across England and Wales.

We help families resolve all the practical, legal, emotional and financial issues that arise from separation, helping families make long-lasting arrangements that benefit everyone in the family, especially their children.

Our family mediation service is proven to reduce the conflict in separation, helping families avoid lengthy and costly court battles. Our family mediation service provides a cheaper, quicker and less stressful route than traditional legal remedies.

NFM’s style of mediation gives you time to express yourself, and we approach your emotions and upset in a highly sensitive way.

  • Our mediators will not rush you to solutions, or look to make a hasty agreement.
  • They focus on ensuring the outcome is truly what both people believe is best in the circumstances.

We are one of the founding members of the Family Mediation Council, the body which regulates standards of practice in family mediation.

All NFM family mediators are professionals with a wealth of skills and experience in family mediation and conflict resolution. They deliver family mediation at the highest accredited standard.

All mediators in our family mediation service are qualified to provide legally aided family mediation on behalf of the Legal Aid Agency.