What is Community Mediation?
Community Mediation, sometimes known as Neighbourhood Mediation, is a way of resolving disputes. Disputes may involve such issues as:
Boundaries or access problems
Abuse or threatening behaviour
Mediation is different from all other methods of solving disputes, because the parties in dispute decide the terms of the settlement themselves. They are guided in the process by the Mediators.
Mediators do not take sides
Mediation is about identifying the cause of the dispute and finding a means of resolving it, which satisfies everyone. This is often called a win-win solution.
Mediations invariably take place with all concerned present together, unless there are special reasons for keeping people apart.