Mediation training

Mediation Training 

The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) have recently endorsed both Mediation and Family Group Conference when working to safeguard vulnerable adults, children and families. On their website they say:

'Mediation and family group conferences are two methods used to try to  empower people to work out solutions to their own problems. Mediation is  usually a series of facilitated meetings where people agree to discuss areas of  difficulty or dispute. Family group conferences (FGCs) have historically been  used to work with children and families where there is a risk of care  proceedings. There is increasing  evidence that they can be helpful in adult safeguarding.

A trained mediator or FGC coordinator can support the  at-risk person and their family or wider support network to reach an agreement  about why the harm occurred, what needs to be done to repair the harm and what  needs to be put into place to prevent it from happening again. These approaches  offer people a way to take control of their situation and resolve issues within  the family unit – often in the context of strained relationships – in a safe  and controlled environment.

For mediation and family group conferences to work, local authorities need to promote choice  and control at the same time as fulfilling their statutory obligations to  protect people from risk of abuse and harm'.


NetCare offer mediation training for different levels of the work force and different skills sets. Our Mediation for Social Workers  course is the first specifically designed course for Social Workers to deal with conflict resolution, mediation and negotiation in Ireland and the UK.   

Whatever your reasons for needing it, mediation training is an invaluable asset in conflict resolution situations, and those who are skilled in mediation utilise their understanding of human interactions and motivations to achieve solutions and successful negotiations.