We provide young people with development and networking opportunities in their mediation practice. We also support peer mediation services in schools and organisations and promote the sustainability of peer mediation programmes. Furthermore being a member of the network has other perks as well – see below for details.
Improve and update peer mediation practice skills through participation in free CPD sessions that bring schools and organisations together (both short and long events). More development opportunities are also available in the form of tailored CPD events at a pre-determined rate from the Peer Mediation Network.
Receive support from the Network Coordinator with queries and issues regarding your peer mediation practices or programmes.
Benefit from participating in a community of young people, schools and organisation that employ peer mediation practices. Means of networking and sharing ideas and information will be provided both online as well as through free events, CPD sessions and contact sharing.
Receive relevant news and information about developments in peer mediation, as well as specific information about the pilot project, and notices on upcoming training sessions.
Benefit from a variety of existing resources and information that will be available to all members. Additional tailored resources can potentially be provided by the Network Coordinator if specific needs arise for your school or organisation.
The Scottish Mediation Register is an independent Register of mediators who meet standards of quality. In order to join the Register, mediation practitioners must meet the current Practice Standards which have been amended to suit the needs and opportunities of young people as peer mediators. Mediators who are on the SMR can call themselves a Scottish Mediation Registered Mediator and use the logo (see opposite) next to their name.
Note: All listed member benefits are free of charge unless otherwise specified.