Family courts video focuses on mediation

2 July 2013

The Ministry of Justice has launched a public information video explaining what family mediation can offer. Please pass this on to others, particularly separating mothers and fathers via email, tweets @MoJGovUK and the MoJ’s Facebook page or the Fatherhood Institute Facebook Page

Feedback on the video is welcomed – please email (copying in with your thoughts and ideas or comment here or post on our Facebook Page.  We at the Fatherhood Institute would be very interested to know whether the style and format of the video appeals to parents of both sexes.

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  • nongenderbias9 says:

    I don’t think this video will help many couples. Mediation remains very much “a take it or leave it” option. For many couples, spliting up is an acrimonious time. Under these circumstances it is far too easy for one parent to ignore mediation, or pretend to go along with it, or renegade on any agreement. In these cases mediation becomes a means of delaying what will eventually be fought out in court. What might be more helpful is concurrent parenting classes which both parents should be made to attend by the court. The mediators who run the courses need very little training and this too may prove a disadvantage to all concerned. In a society which has such high expectations for mothers as childcarers and such low expectations for fathers we may in fact inadvertently be creating even larger single parent ghettos where the mother ego predominates.

    Kind regards

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