What is it?
A means-tested family mediation pilot scheme has been run by ARC Mediation in collaboration with Waterford Institute of Technology. The project operated from the summer of 2013 to the summer of 2017 . The project provided family mediation only, and was limited to discussion of parenting issues such as access & parenting plans where one or both parties are using legal aid or are lay litigants. The project didn’t address the mediation of Deeds of Separation or consent terms for divorce.
As of July 2017, phases 1 through 4 of the project have completed in Waterford and Kilkenny. We will shortly announce phase 5 and its eligibility criteria.
All enquiries about the Family Mediation Project should be made to coordinator Roisin O’Shea at 051 348336.