Resources for Children and Young People

Tom’s Story

The Rights Idea? is a collaboration between the University of Exeter, the National Youth Advocacy Service (NYAS) and the National Association of Child Contact Centres (NACCC) outlining young people’s rights when parents separate. This video outlines Tom’s experience of meeting the mediator.

Chloe’s Story

This short video tells the story of Chloe, a teenager struggling to adjust after her parents’ separation. It highlights the benefits of young people working with family mediators to ensure that their voices are heard and their needs are met in the process of separation.

Top Tips for Separated Parents

Produced by the Family Justice Young People’s Board, these top tips come straight from the mouths of children and young people with experience of family law proceedings. They have devised these top tips for parents to help them think about things from a child’s perspective.

“It has its benefits, two bedrooms, two Christmases, two holidays and two places that you can call home!” by Bryony, aged 16 (Voices in the Middle)

“It was strange to begin with living with my dad, I’d never had that much to do with him before” by  Sally, aged 16 (Voices in the Middle)

Talk to your parents individually and explain how you’re feeling.” by Sophie, aged 16 (Voices in the Middle)