For general enquiries: 01355 244 594
FMA Training available to members/non-members
Family Mediation Foundation Training programmes
Successful completion of Module II and the two written assignments, enables trainees to begin co-mediating and to apply for membership of the Family Mediators Association before completing Module III. This enables the trainee to gain some practice, either by way of observation or co-mediation whilst training and to incorporate that experience into their learning.
On average, newly qualified mediators are required to complete a minimum of 10 hours co-mediation before being able to practice solely as a family mediator.
FMA Law and Practice Update Days 2013 - "Life after LASPO"
- To equip mediators with the knowledge and resources to face the seismic changes in the delivery of family justice from April 2013 onwards
- Receive an authoritative update of developments in family law and practice, within the context of dialogue, not lecture
- Share experience of and best practice in referral to mediation and other FDR options and how this will change after April 2013
- Develop a better awareness of the highest ethical standards in the delivery of FDR
- Highlight personal development needs in the context of group discussion and role play (unassessed)
- Gain a greater understanding of the “hot topics” in family mediation and where to find out more
- Children Law and Practice – the Children and Families Bill – second reading, and pre-legislative scrutiny
- Financial Update
- The Modernisation Programme
- Pre-assessments, Assessments and other strategies
- Post Willingness Test and Funding Code cost effectiveness
- Pathways and packages following the Family Justice Review
- Help with Mediation and other “opportunities”
- Eligibility and pricing for private and publicly funded clients
- Wither the Information Hub?
- A “post Miams training” masterclass in engaging clients ethically and effectively
- What is the theoretical and ethical basis for our engagement with prospective clients?
PPC Foundation Training
Essential Legal and Financial Issues for Non Lawyer Mediators
- To provide non-lawyer mediators, or lawyer mediators who have not practised law for some years or have practised another area of law, with some basic knowledge of the law governing the resolution of property and financial issues.
- To enable them to answer client’s requests for legal information.
- To enable them to identify legal issues so that they know when it is appropriate to provide information and/or to refer clients to their legal advisors for advice.
- To empower them to explore workable options with their clients, confident that those options are legally valid.
- To assist them to draft summaries that will reflect clients’ proposals in a way that will assist their legal advisers to
Direct Consultation with Children - Trainers are Ruth Smallacombe and Jenny Haslam
Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAMs) Training Days - Trainers are Neil Robinson and Beverley Sayers
Mediator refresher training - For non practising mediators who wish to return to practice
Fax: 01355 249 959
To book please click the link next to your desired course or alternatively the Administration office can email you a registration form to complate manually. FMA will no longer take registrations over the telephone.