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National Family Mediation

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0097 NATIONAL FAMILY MEDIATION
Held at: British Library of Political and Economic Science
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Full title: National Family Mediation
Date(s): 1981-2000
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 74 boxes
Name of creator(s): National Family Mediation


Administrative/Biographical history:

National Family Mediation was founded in 1981. It co-ordinates the work of voluntary sector family mediation services in England and Wales to assist couples who are in the process of separation and divorce. NFM encourages the take-up of family mediation; promotes professional standards; carries out research, consultancy and training; organises conferences; liaises with government, the legal profession, advice agencies and other voluntary organisations; and provides information to the public.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers, correspondence, reports and photographs concerning National Family Mediation and their work, 1981-2000. Includes material concerning the administration of central and local branches, training courses and workshops, involvement in the shaping of government legislation, casework material and the arrangements and proceedings of conferences. Also includes minutes of NFM committees, publications and photographs of staff and events.

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Conditions governing reproduction:

No material may be published without the prior permission of both the copyright holder and the Library. All applications for publication must be made to the Archivist in the first instance, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user.

Finding aids:

No additional finding aids.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited by National Family Mediation in 2003.

Allied Materials

Related material:

National Register of Archives: Click here to view NRA record

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Sources: Copied from LSE Archives CALM database by Anna Towlson.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Apr 2008

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