Resolution Aims to Give Children a Voice during Divorce or Separation through Mediation Process
The recent recommendation that children 10 years and older should be included by way of family mediation sessions has been welcomed by the Resolution. Their spokesperson Karin Walker expressed the fact that the Government’s support of this principle was encouraging and would give young people the chance to have their voices heard.
In most divorce or separation cases the true victims are the children who often end up in the middle of these legal battles. The new recommendation will allow these children to be included in mediation sessions that focus on the child or children themselves and is and answer to the call by the Voice of the Child Advisory Group to prioritise children’s rights to be provided with information and the ability to influence decisions that are being made that affect their young lives. Resolution-trained mediators who have been trained to deal with children in direct consultation will serve to actively support children’s rights in these instances.
The Resolution is urging Government to also fund the inclusive mediation as an ongoing process instead of a one-off meditation event. They aim to have the child’s right play a vital role in assisting families to move forward with their lives after a separation or divorce has occurred. It can be the turning point in how families and children in particular are able to process the trauma that they suffer during a divorce or separation.
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