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Midlands Dove Mediation Support Domestic Abuse Victims

Domestic Abuse is never ok! The current social distancing measures are making more people vulnerable of being victims of Domestic Abuse! The organisation Refuge have reported a 50% rise in the number of calls to its helplines (and that just relates to those seeking help)! If anyone believes that they are being subjected to or

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Request For a Remote Mediation information and assessment meeting (MIAM)

Please click the below to download our “Request For a Remote Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting” form: Request For a Remote Mediation information and assessment meeting (MIAM)

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When is Workplace Mediation Appropriate?

There is no quick or definitive answer to this, as this will depend on several aspects. There are however, very few situations, when a Workplace Mediation, will be automatically not appropriate. Whether or not Workplace Mediation is appropriate, is the right question to ask whether you are an Employer, HR or an Employee, who is

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Child Maintenance during COVID-19

Payment of Child Maintenance during this COVID-19 pandemic is of great concern to a number of families, as a result of people: Losing their jobs Receiving less income having been furloughed Receiving statutory sick pay Receiving no income Families changing their arrangements relating to the care of their children Bereavement The Child Maintenance Service continues

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Midlands Dove Mediation: Response to The COVID-19 Update

The Government’s latest update on COVID-19 and Social Distancing, announced on the 10th May 2020 enabled us to review our service provision whilst protecting our colleagues, Mediation participants, family, friends and our local communities.  We will continue to offer all our services as required, remotely. We do not currently have a timescale as to when

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“Domestic abuse is unacceptable in any situation, no matter what stresses you are under”

The Government have provided clear guidelines about social distancing– Stay Home, Protect the NHS, Save lives! The Government also recognises that social distancing may cause anxiety for those who are, have been or are at risk of experiencing domestic abuse which includes (but not exhaustively): • Physical harm/ abuse • Sexual abuse • Verbal abuse

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Making Arrangements to Care for Vulnerable Family Members

We recently celebrated siblings day and in these uncertain and challenging times our family and friends are so important to us. For those in self-isolation, family and friends are a life line often sourcing and delivering essential items, medicine and even care. Everyone’s daily  routines and work patterns have changed to adhere to the Governments

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Guide to conducting a remote online session.

What Is a Remote Meeting? A Remote Meeting / Video Conference uses video and audio connections to offer our meetings online. This type of meeting is used to connect to parties located in different areas of the Country or unable to attend our offices. Remote meetings used to lack the personal feel of a face-to-face meeting,

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Midlands Dove Mediation Remains Open for Business

We at Midlands Dove Mediation, are following the Government’s guidance on social distancing. Despite this, our independent and impartial Mediation services remain available to deal with any disputes you or your friends, families or work colleagues may be experiencing in these uncertain times. We use a secure IT infra-structure which means we have been able

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Families urged to put the welfare of children first in this COVID-19 Social Lockdown

Government guidance is clear to separated families:- “When parents do not live in the same household, children under 18years can be moved between parent’s homes” unless a specific exception applies. The Presiding Judge of the Family Division, Sir Andrew MacFarlane tells families in conflict:- To act “sensibly and safely when making decisions regarding the arrangements

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Mediation helped put my sons needs first and mediator gave us tools to make him comfortable and for us to care for him the same. The mediator was lovely and easy to talk to

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