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Mediation matters! - Help us support families

Press Release: February 02, 2019

Here at Relate, we believe relationships matter in a healthy and prosperous society. Every Day, Relate helps people deal with very real issues, one of them is family mediation.

It's no secret that relationships can be hard work especially when there is a breakdown or when you decide to separate. Mediation is a way to resolve disputes between people without the need to battle it out in court.

We've been piloting our in court mediation service in Hertfordshire since the 1st of July 2018 and with the remarkable support of the judiciary, court staff and CAFCAS colleagues, our mediators are now providing a valuable service to parties attending the first hearings in the Family Court each week.

Whilst we have seen a 72% success rate in the service, regrettably without some further external funding, it seems very unlikely we will be able to continue this service beyond March due to the mounting losses.

To help us continue our life changing family mediation work in the court we are encouraging people to donate what they can and to share our campaign to help us reach our target so that we can continue helping couples separate on their own mutual terms.


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