A question commonly asked by parents. The answer is yes.
Child Inclusive Mediation (CIM) provides an opportunity for children and young people to have their voices heard directly during the process of mediation. This is to help them feel respected and listened to, and, at their request, to assist parents to receive, understand and take account of their messages and/or suggestions regarding decisions and arrangements being made for them.
CIM can only take place if both parents consent and, if the child wishes to take part in the process. If including your children in the process is considered to be appropriate, the Mediator will discuss this with you in more detail to explain the process which is dealt with carefully and sensitively, and with certain conditions being agreed.
Mediators have to be trained to deal with CIM, and be enhanced CRB checked. Here at Winstanley Mediation we can offer this service.