The voice of the Child Advisory Group has been campaigning for some time to make divorce and separation more child “friendly” and recently published a parenting charter advising separating parents to prioritise children. Although it is appreciated that children should not be directly involved in issues surrounding the separation of their parents it is important that their wishes and feelings are taken into consideration and this can often be done by children’s voices being heard if children are involved in Mediation where there are specially trained Mediators who can see children in direct consultation. This would enable the children’s views to be taken into consideration by the parents.
It is hoped that the Government will consider the report’s request for funding for legal aid Mediation to include children in the future. Should you wish to obtain further information in this respect then please do not hesitate to contact our Mediation Department.
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