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Re-accreditation to the Family Mediation Accreditation

To renew your Family Mediation Accreditation membership you must complete the re-accreditation process. Re-accreditation is a way of assuring clients and key stakeholders that members of the Family Mediation Accreditation are up-to-date with changes in mediation practice and procedure.

Individual membership of the scheme lasts for three years.

As you will be aware, the Law Society is a member organisation of the Family Mediation Council (FMC) and, as such, we require our accredited members to meet and work to the standards set by the FMC. The Law Society's Family Mediation Accreditation members are also members of the FMC and hold Family Mediation Council Accredited (FMCA) status.

The FMC has asked the Family Mediation Standards Board (FMSB) to lead the process on a Standards Review and the first priority is to review their accreditation process. For the avoidance of doubt, this is not a review of the Law Society Family Mediation Accreditation.

It has been agreed between the Law Society and the FMC that all Law Society accredited mediators will renew their FMCA status directly with the FMC and that this status renewal exercise grants a passported membership through the Law Society’s re-accreditation and that you will remain accredited until such time as the new FMC standards are in place.

Therefore when you are due to re-accredit/renew your FMCA status, you will need to complete the FMC’s Renewal of Accreditation Form and send this to fmsb@familymediationcouncil.org.uk. The Renewal of Accreditation Form and accompanying Guidance can be downloaded from the FMC website.

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If you have any questions or feedback, contact our accreditation office for guidance.

Email: accreditation@lawsociety.org.uk
Phone: 020 7320 5797

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