Family Mediation Ireland attended a Mediation Conference at Loughbourough University in the UK.
The conference featured sections on the initiation of the mediation process. The day featured sections examining transcripts of phone conversations to mediation service providers in the UK. Representatives from England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales attended the event.
The event featured feedback from both community mediation and family mediation service providers.
The attendees discussed the formation of a national mediation body in the UK. To this end an on-line discussion forum has been established to promote further discussion in the area between service providers.
Team GB were also preparing on campus for the Olympics and accordingly security was tight for attendees. The University hope to establish the meeting as an annual national mediation event going forward.