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.
The Code of Practice for Mediators provides that all children over the age of 10 should be given an opportunity to be invited to take part in the mediation process should they wish, where appropriate.
CIM can only take place if both parents consent and, if the child wishes to take part in the process. Mediators have to be trained to deal with CIM and be enhanced CRB checked. Here at Winstanley Mediation we can offer this service.