We have been awarded the HSSF Mark

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I am delighted to announce that Cheltenham Mediation Services has been awarded the Help and Support for Separated Families (HSSF) Mark.  The Mark is awarded to individuals and organisations which can demonstrate that their services support parents to work together to resolve disputes (where it’s appropriate and safe to do so) and help them focus on the interest of their children.  It is part of the Government’s Help and Support for Separated Families initiative. This provides a range of tools, resources and interventions designed to help parents work together across a range of issues they may face when separating. A key aim is to promote a more collaborative approach to post-separation parenting and minimise the impact on children.

The Mark is recognition that services meet a set of standards developed by the sector and endorsed by Government. In order to be awarded the HSSF Mark, individuals and organisations must demonstrate that they:

  • Support collaboration between both parents
  • Help couples work together to resolve disputes (where it is appropriate and safe to do so)
  • Encourage parents to focus on the interests of their children.

These are all things that we are committed to at Cheltenham Mediation Services Ltd.  We look forward to taking part in this Government initiative which will hopefully help us to reach out and support separated families more effectively.

To find out more about the mark visit http://www.sortingoutseparation.org.uk/information-for-organisations/

If you would like to learn more about mediation and how it can help to resolve disputes or find common ground visit us at https://www.familymediator.org.uk/ or call us on 01242 220601.

Post written by Nicholas von Benzon - Cheltenham Mediation Services.

Jason Conway