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08 Aug 11 #281894 by bella70
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Hi everyone.

mediation has been the bain of my life for the last 6 months. Its been extremely costly...(and I;ve had to pay £164.00 + v.a.t. for 3 sessions...per session), unproductive, has made things even more unamicable between me and my ex, the mediator was rude, got important things mixed up, contacdicting, unempathic and so forth......
If I want to complain about the service given I would have to complian to the Director of the company....who happens to be mine and my ex's mediator!!!
Do any of you lovely people know if these mediation services have to register with a central organisation bit like an Onbudsman? There must be codes of practice that they abide to???
Thank you

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08 Aug 11 #281967 by Forseti
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Check that they are accredited with the Ministry of Justice.

The mediator should have given you a copy of their complaints procedure before starting mediation. You will have to use and exhaust their complaints procedure first before contacting whichever professional body they belong to.

The Family mediation Council has a code of practice here: www.familymediationcouncil.org.uk/resources/CodePrac+090910.pdf

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09 Aug 11 #281998 by bella70
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Thanks. Im will look into this.
I think the company know that I will be complaining, the problem is our actual mediator...who is the one I want to complain about...is happens to be the director of the services, so I'm looking to go over his head.

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