These standards apply to the work of family mediators generally, with specific application to assessment for accreditation. They are designed to apply across the contexts in which family mediators work – e.g. voluntary sector, private practice, law firms, sole practitioner, co-mediation etc. They aim to avoid assumptions that limit the context in which they can be applied (or make them hostage to changes in regulations, funding regimes, etc).
Note that the term ‘participants’ is used to denote the mediation clients rather than being inclusive of the mediator or anyone else who may be involved in the mediation.