Community Conferences

Your Family Matters offers to help with group disputes. Our key trained mediators are experienced in facilitating ‘community conferences.’

Community conferencing aims to bring together everyone in a community that is affected by a conflict. A trained facilitator will help key people to look at how the problem is affecting those involved and how to negotiate long-lasting solutions. All members of the community, young and old, have an equal voice at a community conference. Agency workers such as neighbourhood wardens, communities workers, police, housing officers, councillors, social services, and youth workers may also be involved.

Community Conferencing works on the following essential principles:

  • Bring together members of the community
  • Involve relevant agencies to help
  • Support local residents
  • Identify possible solutions
  • Build skills in conflict resolution
  • Reduce police call outs
  • Build an understanding between everyone.

Do contact us to book a session or to find out more information.