Fife Community Mediation Awarded Accreditation Status

Fife Community Mediation Awarded Accreditation Status

Written by
Robert Lambden
Pictured from left to right: Rhona Wilson - Assessor, Glasgow service; Colette Corby & Jeanie Hill, Fife service; Barbara Harding - Assessor, Edinburgh service

Pictured from left to right: Rhona Wilson - Assessor, Glasgow service; Colette Corby & Jeanie Hill, Fife service; Barbara Harding - Assessor, Edinburgh service

Fife Community Mediation Service was presented with their Accreditation Certificate at the recent Scottish Community Mediation Network (SCMN) meeting held near Falkirk.  Fife Community Mediation Service offers free mediation to those who have difficulties with their neighbour throughout the Kingdom of Fife and are now in their 18th year of providing this service.

Colette Corby said “Jeanie and I were delighted to receive our certificate recently at the quarterly SCMN meeting on behalf of all the team. All four mediators have been with the service for many years the shortest time served, by myself at seven years and I feel it is a continued mark of  recognition for our service by the SCMN.”

The Scottish Community Mediation Network operates Accreditation Standards for Services, Mediators and Trainers in the field of Community Mediation and has done so since 2008.  Fife Community Mediation Service had been originally accredited in 2009.  The Accreditation Schemes are open to all community mediation services throughout Scotland and currently have 12 services accredited together with over 40 mediators.  

Commenting on the award, Ian McDonough, Manager of the administrative centre for the Accreditation Scheme (Scottish Community Mediation Centre) said “I am pleased to see one of our longest-standing services achieving re-accreditation.  We feel that it is important for services to demonstrate high standards and this is becoming increasingly important in the mediation market place, with our Accreditation Schemes accepted by bodies throughout Scotland as the quality standard”