Children and young people have the right to be consulted on arrangements that will affect their lives, provided they are able to express their own views and wishes, but very few have the chance to have any say in practice.
All FMC Registered mediators are trained to help parents to make the transition from being a couple to being separated parents in the best way for their children and how to put their children at the centre of their decision making. They can also provide specific information about what support children might need when parents separate.
FMC Registered Mediators will also explain the rights of any child aged 10 and over to be consulted as part of the mediation process, and to have their views taken into account by the parents when making decisions for them. This is called ‘Child-Inclusive Mediation’. Find out more here.