FMNI is the lead provider of impartial, non-judgemental confidential family mediation available at venues throughout NI.
FMNI is also the lead trainer of family mediators in NI, with our NI bespoke foundation training programme approved by Mediators Institute Ireland and College of Mediators (UK)
At the heart of separated parents mediation is the United Nations Convention On Rights of the Child.
UNICEF Summarise as follows:
Article 9 (Separation from parents): Children have the right to live with their parent(s), unless it is bad for them. Children whose parents do not live together have the right to stay in contact with both parents, unless this might hurt the child.
Article 12 (Respect for the views of the child): When adults are making decisions that affect children, children have the right to say what they think should happen and have their opinions taken into account.
FMNI was established in 2000 and is registered with the Charities Commission and at Companies House.