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Mediating safely

Recommendations following the Mapping Paths to Family Justice Project.

Briefing Paper & Report on Key Findings. Download here.
Anne Barlow, Jan Ewing, Rosemary Hunter & Janet Smithson

Creating paths to family justice

Creating Paths to Family Justice was an ESRC-funded project looking at out of court family dispute resolution. It drew on research findings to develop best practice in online and offline family mediation and information services. The research built on the outcomes of the Mapping Paths to Family Justice project, which concluded in 2014.

The work was led by Anne Barlow working with Exeter academic colleagues Jan Ewing and Janet Smithson, and Rosemary Hunter of Queen Mary University, London. The project was a collaboration with partner agencies: Relate, OnePlusOne, Ministry of Justice, Department for Work and Pensions, Family Mediation Council, Resolution and the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass).

Funding awarded to Exeter £ 19,961
Sponsor(s): ESRC

Is mediation for me?

Listen to real accounts (voiced by actors) of mediation experiences from the Mapping Paths to Family Justice study.