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01382 201343

Fife:
01592 751095

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Training

Relationships Scotland offers a variety of training courses and continuing professional development for counsellors and mediators. To find out more about these opportunities, please visit the Relationships Scotland Website (Opens in new window).

Would you like to be a Family Mediator?

  • Are you interested in helping families to communicate better and to reach agreements?
  • Would you like to help children and parents, particularly those going through the process of separation and divorce?  
  • Do you have a background of working in voluntary organisations, the law, social work, counselling, negotiating or similar areas? 
  • Would you like to train to be a sessional family mediator with our Service? 

Family mediation is a voluntary process in which a trained, impartial mediator helps family members to communicate more effectively, and to make their own arrangements for the future, particularly for children.  Family mediation assists those involved in family breakdown, in particular parents who are separating or living apart, to communicate better with one another and to reach their own decisions about some of the issues relating to the family breakdown. 

Mediators can agree their hours of work with the Service to meet local demand and their own availability.  Initially trainee mediators are required to complete the Certificate in Family Mediation (Accredited), which requires a minimum of 250 hours of learning, to become an Accredited Mediator.  This enables them to begin practising as a mediator in their Service.  Accredited Mediators are then required to continue their learning and become Registered Mediators by completing the Certificate in Family Mediation (Registered). We cover the cost of the training. There is a minimum commitment of two years post-accreditation, to deliver mediation sessions for our service.

Recruitment for the 2016-17 cohort has now closed. We will not consider to recruit again until March 2018.

Relationships Scotland Family Mediation Tayside and Fife is the operating name of Family Mediation Tayside and Fife