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Civil news: headline intentions for family mediation contracts

Interim approach for family mediation services.


We published a headline intentions document on 27 August 2014 which sets out our interim approach for family services.

This follows the recommendations of the Family Mediation Taskforce. As a result we are now considering our long-term approach to tenders for family mediation services.

The headline intentions document includes:

  • extending existing mediation contracts by 12 months to 31 October 2016
  • inviting expressions of interest from existing providers for new outreach locations
  • opening a tender process giving new organisations the chance to provide publicly funded family mediation services while the long-term tender approach is developed

You can find the headline intentions document on the 2015 Mediation Tender page – see below.

Keep an eye on this page for more information on the tender and expressions of interest processes when it becomes available.

Further information

Family mediation tender 2015

MoJ press release (summarises task force recommendations):

More free mediation sessions for separating couples

Published 28 August 2014