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Mediators' perspectives on the Family Mediation Voucher Scheme

Sixsmith, Amy (2023) Mediators' perspectives on the Family Mediation Voucher Scheme. Child and Family Law Quarterly, 35 (1). pp. 9-26. ISSN 1358-8184

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This article reports the findings of a study into mediators' perspectives on the Family Mediation Voucher Scheme. The voucher scheme aims to encourage more families to resolve family disputes relating to children through mediation. The study aimed to gather data from mediators to establish how the voucher scheme has impacted rates of participation with mediation and rates of settlement in cases where a voucher was used. It also aimed to gather qualitative data so that the reasons underlying its impact could be ascertained. This article outlines the key themes which emerged from the study and discusses how these findings could impact future policy development.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Family Mediation Voucher Scheme, mediation, dispute resolution, mediators, Family Mediation Council.
Depositing User: Amy Sixsmith


Item ID: 16151
ISSN: 1358-8184
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ORCID for Amy Sixsmith: ORCID iD

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Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2023 13:22
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2023 12:54


Author: Amy Sixsmith ORCID iD

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Faculty of Business, Law and Tourism > School of Law



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