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CountryWide Mediation was among the first family mediation services
to be set up in the nation and it is now one of the foremost service providers of family mediation in the Rhondda.

We have an unrivalled depth of understanding, skill and experience in fixing and fixing issues conflict and conflicts within households.

All members of our household mediation group are expertly certified (FMCA) through the Household Mediation Council.

We have our own dedicated mediation properties in a peaceful yet central area, with 3 mediation spaces, different waiting areas, a reception area with extra seating and a back office.

We have the ability to use first meeting/ MIAMs appointments (for individuals) within 24hours and appointments for mediation conferences (for both celebrations), within 5 working days.

We supply both legally assisted and privately moneyed mediation covering all Rhondda.

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How can mediation assistance grandparents?

One of the unfortunate, and often unintended, issues when a relationship breaks down, is the suffering that children experience when they lose contact with grandparents, and that grandparents can go through when they find they are no longer part of their grandchildren’s lives. Grandparents can offer a special relationship to kids. They have more time and persistence, and a various, more accepting viewpoint.

One million grandparents have no contact with grandchildren

The fact is that there are around one million grandparents in the UK who state they no longer have contact with their grandchildren– usually because of the divorce or separation of their own children or some other household argument.

This is especially frustrating as all of us know that moms and dads often rely heavily on assistance from their own parents to care for their grandchildren. 97% of parents get some sort of aid, according to Grandparentsplus. This may just be picking the kids up from school, providing some food and keeping them inhabited for an hour approximately until their parents select them up when they end up work. Some grandparents are much more hands on however, looking after the children for the whole day, every day, whilst parents work.

According to Gransnet, the number of grandparents taking care of their grandchildren is rising greatly, increasing by 49% because 2009, however 99% of grandparent childminders stay unpaid, saving the country around ₤ 17 billion in child care.


It is easy to understand why loss of contact with grandkids can be heart-breaking for them and for the grandparents, who really have no automated right to contact with their grandchildren. It isn’t against the law for a moms and dad to decline a grandparent contact with their grandchildren, and it may appear like there is absolutely nothing that grandparents can do to re-establish that contact, however there are a variety of ways forward.

Mediation specialists can assist grandparents

Many grandparents will attempt to sort out problems themselves by approaching their children to go over the problems, however if this doesn’t work, where should they turn? Mediation presents a professional who is able to help everybody, look at things in a different way and focus on what the children need rather than their distinctions. It is less adversarial than the traditional court path and can assist to facilitate better conversations, presenting calm and control, leading to arrangements that people can work with.

Mediation is generally very successful and both celebrations can straighten out misunderstandings, get a much better understanding of why the relationship broke down and of each other’s expectations going forward.

Often, however, mediation does not work, and grandparents can then take a look at making an application to court for a child-arrangements order. Courts always have the kid’s benefits at heart therefore will need grandparents to reveal that they did have a significant relationship with the grandchild prior to contact was lost and that re-establishing it will benefit the grandchild and won’t have a destructive result on the broader household. Grandparents will likewise require to reveal that mediation has been tried before applying to court, or that there was a particular factor that it wasn’t.

If you are a grandparent who has actually lost contact with your grandchildren, for whatever reason, call our mediation experts now. We can discuss your own circumstance and advise whether we feel that mediation can help you and your family.

One of the unfortunate, and frequently unexpected, issues when a relationship breaks down, is the suffering that kids experience when they lose contact with grandparents, and that grandparents can go through when they find they are no longer part of their grandchildren’s lives. Often, nevertheless, mediation does not work, and grandparents can then look at making an application to court for a child-arrangements order. Courts always have the child’s finest interests at heart and so will require grandparents to reveal that they did have a meaningful relationship with the grandchild before contact was lost and that re-establishing it will benefit the grandchild and won’t have a harmful impact on the larger household. Grandparents will also require to reveal that mediation has actually been tried before applying to court, or that there was a particular factor that it wasn’t.

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Mediation is a structured, interactive process where an impartial third party assists disputing parties in resolving conflict through the use of specialized communication and negotiation techniques. All participants in mediation are encouraged to actively participate in the process. Mediation is a “party-centered” process in that it is focused primarily upon the needs, rights, and interests of the parties. The mediator uses a wide variety of techniques to guide the process in a constructive direction and to help the parties find their optimal solution. A mediator is facilitative in that she/he manages the interaction between parties and facilitates open communication. Mediation is also evaluative in that the mediator analyzes issues and relevant norms (“reality-testing”), while refraining from providing prescriptive advice to the parties (e.g., “You should do…”).

Mediation, as used in law, is a form of alternative dispute resolution resolving disputes between two or more parties with concrete effects. Typically, a third party, the mediator, assists the parties to negotiate a settlement. Disputants may mediate disputes in a variety of domains, such as commercial, legal, diplomatic, workplace, community, and family matters.

The term mediation broadly refers to any instance in which a third party helps others reach an agreement. More specifically, mediation has a structure, timetable, and dynamics that “ordinary” negotiation lacks. The process is private and confidential, possibly enforced by law. Participation is typically voluntary. The mediator acts as a neutral third party and facilitates rather than directs the process. Mediation is becoming a more peaceful and internationally accepted solution to end the conflict. Mediation can be used to resolve disputes of any magnitude.

The term mediation, however, due to language as well as national legal standards and regulations is not identical in content in all countries but rather has specific connotations, and there are some differences between Anglo-Saxon definitions and other countries, especially countries with a civil, statutory law tradition.

Mediators use various techniques to open, or improve, dialogue and empathy between disputants, aiming to help the parties reach an agreement. Much depends on the mediator’s skill and training. As the practice gained popularity, training programs, certifications, and licensing followed, which produced trained and professional mediators committed to the discipline.

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