In order to become a mediator and join the Scottish Mediation Register applicants must fulfil the following criteria which are detailed in the Practice Standards for Mediators which is available here.
Scottish Mediation accredits training courses which meet the standards required to access a list of trainers click here. (if you have trained on another course let us know and we will be able to assess whether it meets the standards required.)
When you submit your application, we’ll need to know details about the mediations and CPD you have undertaken. We’ve produced a sample log which you can view here.
To view the Code of Practice for Mediation in Scotland click here.
You should have a clear complaints process which has your client at the centre. An example of one is included here. Should your client still be unsatisfied they can complain to Scottish Mediation.
Mediators Insurance—Professional Liability Insurance
If a client or anyone else tries to sue you for compensation as a result of your mediation activities, professional liability insurance will help you to defend the claim. It will also pay for any damages awarded against you, and your legal costs for defending the claim.
You will require to produce documentary evidence that you meet the standards to become a mediator when you apply. On an annual basis you will be required to submit documentation showing that you continue to have appropriate insurance cover.