When separated parents are attending Family Mediation with us we are able to invite the child or children to meet with the Mediator to talk about their wishes and feelings. Research shows that children greatly benefit from having a voice throughout separation and this process allows that.
Child Consultation can only go ahead following a discussion with, and signed permission from parents. We then write to the child or children and invite them to attend with a mediator, if they wish. This process does not put the decision making in the hands of the child and it is not a form of therapy. The aim is to involve the child and give them a safe space to be open and honest about their feelings and views.