Having a neutral third party to facilitate can make a huge difference with more difficult conversations. Mediation can short circuit old patterns such as sibling rivalry and longstanding parent-child relationship issues. Mediation can also be effective when conversations need to involve extended, blended or separated families.
CHILD FOCUSED FDR
Chalice Consulting uses a Child Focused model for family mediation. We ensure parents focus on in the best interests of the child by encouraging them to:
Family mediation can assist with:
FAMILY DISPUTE RESOLUTION (FDR)
Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners provide assistance with parenting plans and other discussions between parents post-separation. FDR requires a different framework from other mediation models.
In FDR, our aim is to work together with parents towards agreements that are in the best interests of the child and taking account of their care, welfare & development.
This means that the Mediator has a responsibility of bringing the child's voice into the room.
In FDR, we recognise that we are not simply neutral, but must provide a certain level of advocacy on behalf on the child. We have a duty of care to protect the safety and well-being of the child in any decision-making.
Chalice Consulting offers mediation by family dispute resolution practitioners accredited under the Family Law (Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners Regulations) 2008 and we are able to issue certificates under section 60I of the Family Law Act 1975.