Sarah Welsh, Peer Mediation Coordinator
Sarah’s role as Peer Mediation Coordinator is to support the development of peer mediation in schools and to work towards building a sustainable peer mediation network of good practice that can be rolled out across Scotland. Her focus over the next 2 years will be to provide training for young people and adults in the school system and to external support organisations, who see the benefits of peer mediation for young people and for the school environment. Sarah joined Scottish Mediation in July 2017. She has a background in peer education and training with young people and has project managed in health, education and third sector organisations. She has practiced as a family, community, intergenerational and homeless prevention mediator for many years. Currently she is a tutor on the Relationship Scotland, Certificate in Family Mediation (Accredited) course and delivers additional professional development courses to mediators.
Kathryn Hilditch, Project Officer – Policy and Development
Kathryn’s role involves widening knowledge about mediation in a variety of different sectors, developing and delivering mediation projects, and supporting the preparation of responses to relevant policy consultations. Kathryn joined the SM in 2013, coming from a background of planning and community training. She has completed initial mediation training and previously volunteered for a community mediation service.
Clare is our project Coordinator, and her work is focused on handling calls, referrals and case management for the Scottish Mediation Helpline. Clare is responsible for managing membership records and plays a key role in organising the Network’s annual conference’s. She is also at hand to help with peer mediation and Young Talk queries and administrative aspects of the project.