How can I access the funded mediation service?

Funding has been provided by the Health and Social Care Board since 2009 that enables separated parents who have not yet begun Court proceedings to avail of the process at no charge, so that they may focus on the needs and rights of the child and gain the skills to manage their separation and future co-parenting. This includes individual pre-mediation assessment appointments, pre-mediation preparation (if required), around four joint appointments, a parenting plan and/or a mediated agreement and (if assessed as appropriate) Direct Child Consultation.