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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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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...
I am sure that if this year's Family Law Awards were an in-person event as usual, rather than this year’s virtual occasion, much of the chatter among family law professionals would be...
From time to time over the years I’ve read semi-hysterical news articles quoting self-appointed protectors of taxpayer money, expressing fury at apparent wasting of public funds on a whole raft...
As the consultation process surrounding the government’s Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR) draws to a close, it is worth reminding ourselves of the value that could be delivered to the...
Further signs that life might be at least be on the starting blocks of a return to ‘normal’ have come in recent days.There was news from The Lord Chancellor of the opening of 10...
There was a significant moment for all family law practitioners earlier this month, with the publication of a road map for the operation of family courts over many months to come.In 'The Road Ahead,'...
I’ve been gauging family mediators’ perspectives on the current state of play for our profession this past week. It’s evident there has been a shift in outlook since I wrote my last...
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