Helping bridge the conflict

Maidstone Mediation Scheme

Community Support Centre
Marsham Street
Maidstone
Kent ME14 1HH

Tel: 01622 692843

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Maidstone Mediation Scheme in Schools

Maidstone Mediation works in over 40 Maidstone and Malling schools. Mediation in schools has been shown to raise self-esteem and reduce the number of conflicts and incidences of bullying, truancy and exclusion.

We offer a variety of services to schools including training children to be peer mediators, anger management courses, staff training and the provision of adult mediators to deal with more serious incidents between pupils.

Each year we train over 1500 children in listening skills and over 420 peer mediators.
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Outcomes of Work in Schools

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Short
Term
Outcomes
  • Young people learn that conflict can be resolved through dialogue.
  • Young people have input to and ownership of, services provided for them.
  • Pupils can be offered an alternative to exclusion in cases of serious conflict.
  • Young people in conflict are referred to mediation.
  • Victims and offenders are given a voice and offered an opportunity for re-integration.
  • Young people are able to make a positive contribution to their school and help resolve conflicts for their peers.
  • Young people learn valuable life skills.
  • Victims of bullying/assault report feeling safer.
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Long
Term
Outcomes
  • Where appropriate young people are enabled to continue in education and training.
  • Fewer people become repeat victims.
  • Fewer young people are at risk of committing offences.
  • Reduction in reported incidences of bullying.
  • Reduction in number of unauthorised absences.
  • Reduction in number of fixed term and permanent exclusions.
  • Reduction in rate of offending by young people.
  • Staff and pupils report a positive change in the behaviour of children using the process.
  • Staff and pupils report a positive change in school ethos.
  • Both peer mediators and users of the service report raise in self esteem.
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Maidstone Mediation Scheme... Helping bridge the conflict.