Family Mediators Welcome Government Voucher Scheme - Family Law Partners

Family Mediators Welcome Government Voucher Scheme

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On the 26th March 2021, the government announced that it is investing £1m in family mediation, to support families to resolve issues relating to children. Under the scheme, the Ministry of Justice will provide contributions of up to £500 per family, to resolve issues relating to children following parental separation. Mediation will be provided by Family Mediation Council Accredited (FMCA) mediators and the fund will reduce the costs of mediation for at least 2000 families.

John Taylor, Chair of the Family Mediation Council said ‘This government investment in mediation is much welcomed by the Family Mediation Council. It will help separated families agree solutions that are best for their children, taking into account what is going to be important for them as they grow up. Family mediation is a proven cost-effective way to resolve differences following separation. This voucher scheme will make it even more accessible, and will help families resolve issues for themselves, without having to go to court.’

Family mediation is a process in which an independent, professionally trained mediator helps parents work out arrangements for children and finances following separation. Mediation can also be helpful when previous child arrangements need to change, particularly as children grow up.

Jayne Llewelyn FMCA, one of the accredited Family Mediators at Family Law Partners said ‘as an accredited Family Mediator at Family Law Partners we welcome the government’s investment in helping families resolve their disputes involving children using the mediation process which will reduce conflict and help the majority of families to move on with their lives in a positive way. Family Law Partners is committed to advising clients on all of their options, including Mediation and where possible work with them to find solutions that avoid the traditional court process.

For more information or to discuss how this can benefit your family please contact one of our accredited mediations here.



  1. Further information about the scheme, aimed at families who may benefit, can be found here:
  2. The Family Mediation Council is a not-for-profit organisation whose aim is to promote the use of family mediation for the benefit of the public. It does not offer mediation itself. Family Mediation Council Accredited mediators meet rigorous professional standards. Find our more:


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