What We Offer?
Disputes and Conflict arise within families for a variety of reasons. This sometimes leads to young people choosing to/ being asked to leave the family home. If the young person has nowhere to go they may end up becoming street homeless or sofa surfing. Mediation as a positive solution has been recognised by Government policy within the UK for some time.
Key foundations of mediation are that it is voluntary, confidential, and impartially process. There should be no invested interest with the mediator and commissioners or services involved. The family members have a neutral and safe space where they can initiate their own solutions and future focused decisions that look at integrating the young person into the home in a positive and sustainable way. Alternatively, working together for an alternative solution where they can be safe, secure and supported.
Youth Mediation works with young people and their families as a means of preventing homelessness. Mediation is used before a family breaks down but also during crisis to work with families to reach successful solution.
Download our Youth Leaflet document.