‘The Voice of the Child’
Children are often deeply affected by the separation process. They have to deal with emotions and feelings that they find hard to understand or put into words.
They may have divided loyalties, wanting to please both parents, often leaving parents feeling confused by conflicting stories.
Mediation Now actively supports the Family Mediation Council’s policy in encouraging parents to involve their children in the mediation process by inviting those aged 10 and over to have a conversation with us.
A child consultant will work alongside a mediation, helping a child talk about what is important to them in a safe and confidential environment, without worrying about retribution and importantly without causing hurt to either parent.