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Jane Robey

Chief Executive, NFM
Jane Robey has been Chief Executive Officer of National Family Mediation (NFM) since 2004. Before becoming CEO Jane was a practicing accredited NFM family mediator, Professional Practice Consultant and NFM service manager. She trained as a family mediator in 1996. Jane qualified as a probation officer in 1984 and for 20 years worked in probation, family court welfare, Cafcass and in child protection social work.
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Jane Robey has been Chief Executive Officer of National Family Mediation (NFM) since 2004. Before becoming CEO Jane was a practicing accredited NFM family mediator, Professional Practice Consultant and NFM service manager. She trained as a family mediator in 1996. Jane qualified as a probation officer in 1984 and for 20 years worked in probation, family court welfare, Cafcass and in child protection social work.
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In March the government launched what was then widely publicised as a ‘temporary’ voucher scheme designed to improve the take-up of family mediation for separating families with...
Analysis of data to evaluate the government’s £500 family mediation voucher scheme is in full swing. It’s not yet complete but, as the initiative nears an end, the signs appear...
Mediation, and dispute resolution more generally, has hovered on the edges of legal processes for over 25 years. In NFM we started family mediation in 1982 when a group of professionals, including the...
Scores of family mediators from the UK, USA and Ukraine joined an innovative online free training event in mid-June, which National Family Mediation was proud to co-host along with international...
The forced moving of meetings online has had profound implications for millions of people and businesses in the UK and worldwide. It seems likely that the coming weeks will see myriad discussions and...
Are we serious about reducing the family court backlog?     Triggered by the huge backlog in family courts, the government’s family mediation voucher scheme was broadly...
This month saw the low-key government launch of a £1 million drive to improve the take-up of family mediation for separating families with children.  Vouchers are being made available to...
The desire to avoid conflict with an ex is the primary reason that separated parents do not get to see their children.  That’s an eye-opening finding from a survey of 1,105 separated...
Early this month The President of the Family Division issued a stark message to family law professionals. ‘The Road Ahead’ set expectations about the ability of family courts to begin to...
Data was released recently indicating divorce has a negative impact on mental health. Well, apart from the fact that I think we already knew this, how might it point a way forward to improve matters...
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