On the 12th October 2021 Mediation Hertfordshire launched its research report ‘Transforming Community Conflict’ at the University of Hertfordshire.
Chair of Trustees Duncan Jarrett OBE has commented:
“In a world as complex and diverse as ours, it is a fundamental requirement that every society should have an effective and efficient dispute resolution service. We at Mediation Hertfordshire recognise that much conflict resolution is effective at a community level, particularly when it is practised independently by the community for the community.
“What is apparent is that while demand for community mediation is growing exponentially, community services available in the UK are drastically reduced. Thanks to the support of the Tudor Trust and the work of Victoria Harris, our CEO, this report provides a much needed voice for community mediation, setting out some clear conclusions that will help us all to build, transform and develop community mediation as a bedrock for conflict and dispute resolution.
“We are incredibly grateful to all the organisations, groups and individuals who contributed to this report. Thank you. But this report is not the end of a process: it is just the beginning. When you have read it and are ready to engage in the discussion, please contact us so that we can work together to raise awareness of the profound need to transform community conflict.”
Chair of Trustees Duncan Jarrett OBE
What our clients say
“ We found the friendly competence and professionalism of the mediators extremely helpful.”
“ I wish we had gone to mediation four years ago. The process has totally changed our lives for the better.”
“ I felt heard and now really enjoy my job again.”
“I decided not to block the texts from my neighbour but to choose a different appropriate response such as replying ‘thanks for letting me know’. Having experienced Conflict Coaching, I realised that I could choose and control my own reactions.”
“ I am looking forward to mediating at school as it will help people to chill out, calm down and feel like they can trust you.”
“Well presented course. Easy to follow and well paced. Will be of tremendous help with my HR hat on!”