"Helping families and children move through conflict"
Claire Jackson practised as a barrister and principal lecturer in family law before qualifying as a family mediator. With her team at Wye Valley Mediation Claire provides mediation for families who are separating, farming disputes and trains young people in mediation skills. This two day course teaches the skills of mediation and guides professionals in how to set up a mediation service run by young people for their peers.
We aim to support our local rural community through offering a professional and caring service. Our comfortable offices are on the border of England and Wales, but we also have access to other suitable venues should clients wish to mediate closer to work or home.
Our work in schools underpins our belief that we can all learn to move through conflict in a constructive way. Our children
are the society of the future and we believe that a simple resolution process - peer mediation - will help children build skills that they can use on maturity. We aim to provide schools with an easy process which enables them to set up a service easily and ensure that the service is sustainable.
Clifford Primary School, Tim Hill Her Majesty’s Inspector, Ofsted – 3rd March 2017:
“You have created a real sense of community within the school where pupils take care of each other. Pupils told me about the successful introduction of peer mediators on the playground. These specially trained pupils help others resolve disagreements in a non-confrontational manner. This is just one example of several where pupils at Clifford are trusted and given special responsibilities. Pupils play a genuine part in shaping the school’s future because they are consulted about their school and what is working best for them. Leaders listen to, reflect and then act on pupils’ feedback.”