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Learning from MIAMs in England and making it work in Scotland

Rosanne Cubitt, Mediator and Head of Professional Practice (Mediation) Relationships Scotland is calling for more families to be made aware of mediation as an alternate route to court action and, off the back of our manifesto, we are asking for a change to the current law to make this happen We are encouraged by the…

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Our child contact centre projects secure £1.5m Lottery funding


Projects supporting Scottish families through the toughest of times, including conflict and relationship breakdown, are to expand their services thanks to over £1.5 million from the Big Lottery Fund. Today’s total of £1,574,143 goes to five organisations supporting child contact centres in different parts of the country. • Relationships Scotland Orkney • Relationships Scotland Borders…

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5 questions you need to ask before choosing a family mediator

Man in family mediation

Guest post from Rosanne Cubitt, Joint Head of Professional Practice, covering all the key questions you need to ask before choosing a family mediator to work with.  1. What training has the mediator undergone and have they been assessed as competent? It is important to find out whether the mediator has been trained to provide…

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A cup o’ kindness

So here we are on the third day of December and already the Christmas hysteria has begun. Please do not think me a “Bah humbug!” curmudgeon: it’s good that we have something to look forward to celebrating in the dark winter months, but I do feel that expectations are so high that the reality can…

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Patsie Nielsen

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Having been in teaching for about 100 years, I was beginning to feel that my post as faculty head of a support for learning department in a large secondary school was taking over my life. I started looking around for something else where I could use my skills that would still impact positively on the…

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