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Charity launches free mediation service for Ukrainian refugees and hosts

A Ukrainian refugee who fled the war in the Ukraine in search of safety for her children has partnered with [...]

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The Damaging Impact of Inter-Party Politics

By Jane Robey - CEO, National Family Mediation As the government continues to deliberate over whether it has confidence in, [...]

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Summer Holiday Parenting Advice for Divorced or Separated Parents

Divorced or separated parents often share responsibility for their children’s school holidays and with the summer school holidays just around [...]

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National Mediation Charity reports surge in enquiries in the run up to Father’s Day

Every June families across the country celebrate Father’s Day. It’s seen as an opportunity to thank all of the fathers [...]

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Government extends family mediation voucher scheme

Thousands more families to benefit from mediation voucher scheme as Government confirms extension The Government’s Family Mediation Voucher Scheme has [...]

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Radical reform is needed if we are to end the endemic capacity issues in courts

By Jane Robey - CEO, NFM Towards the back end of April, the Justice Committee called on the Government to [...]

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Top 5 Reasons People Come to Family Mediation

No family is without its drama, but for the most part disagreements and disputes can be settled with a little [...]

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Warring Ex’s Urged To Mediate Over Passports for Kids to Avoid Delays

Caution coincides with concerns over passport application backlog A national charity has urged separated and divorced parents in conflict not [...]

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How to manage Father’s Day when you are divorced or separated

Father's day for dads who have recently divorced or separated can be a difficult and upsetting time, especially if it [...]

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Managing Loneliness Following Your Relationship Breakdown

Separation or divorce can be a very traumatic event in a person's life and the end of a relationship often [...]

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Mediation charity braces itself ahead of ‘No-Fault’ divorce surge

Family dispute specialists who are part of the country’s largest network of family mediators are preparing for what is expected [...]

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Charity responds to ‘worrying increase’ in time it takes for Family Courts to deal with child matters

A leading national mediation charity has responded to the latest data from The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) which has shown [...]

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Family Hubs – another nice idea with no substance?

Earlier this year the Government published its long-awaited, highly anticipated ‘levelling up’ whitepaper. A document in which it outlined its [...]

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How to manage Mother’s Day following your divorce or separation

Mother's day for mums who have recently divorced or separated can be a difficult and upsetting time, especially if it [...]

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‘No fault’ divorce is great, but it’s time to move the conversation on

With the dawn of ‘no fault’ divorce almost upon us there is a sense of post-election frivolity reverberating throughout the [...]

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Charity says number of couples in conflict soared during the pandemic, despite drop in divorce rates

Despite a drop in divorce rates, couples in conflict soared during the pandemic. National Family Mediation (NFM), a charity that [...]

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Is the government just paying lip service when it comes to child inclusive mediation?

When it comes to family conflict and relationship breakdowns, January gets a bit of a raw deal. Dubbed ‘divorce month’ [...]

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£500 off mediation voucher scheme extended

Money off mediation  NFM is pleased to confirm its continued participation in the government’s voucher scheme for family mediation. The [...]

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