The Family Mediation Centre Ltd

 Advocacy for Children and young people & Mothers and Fathers in Need

University of Harmony

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                               WHO ARE WE?
'I look to a day when I will be treated equally like other people and not treated based on my skin tone' - Chika Amadi.
"I look to a day when people will not be judged by the colour of their skin, but by the content of their character" - Martin Luther King Jr.
We are a non-profit organisation working alongside local authorities (We have so far worked with Tameside, Hartlepool, Middlesborough councils) and relevant bodies to support and engage identified vulnerable families with complex problems such as those affected by separation, child protection matters, domestic violence and mental health illness with the strategic aim of reducing the number of children going into care, custody, drug peddling and gang life. We also provide programs to help the young people cope, regain their confidence and focus to achieve their dreams. We do this by providing direct support to parents and young people, advocating or accompanying them to Social Services conferences to ensure they understand the processes and get their voices heard. We also organise workshops for young people and families experiencing crisis or separation where we create awareness of mental health challenges incidental to crisis and helping parents navigate through teenage challenges and offering mentoring to young people. This is aimed at sensitising them to the dangers of drug peddling, how to stay clear form predators and money management. Our workshops also offer young people a conducive environment to share their perspectives and get their voices heard by their families. 


We also offer specialist customised and adapted parental training for African/Caribbean and ethnic minority families especially families facing Local authority child protection issues.


Our Family Round Table Workshops has helped many families especially Navigating through Teenage Stuff since its inception in 2014.


We will be glad to offer our services up and down the UK in partnership with local authorities or other organisations to help parents who have experienced mental health illnesses or those left feeling lost and powerless and prone to mental health sicknesses and can't afford sustained independent medical treatment. This is where we come in to provide that emotional support and mental health awareness.


OUTCOMES

1.Engaging our young people in worthwhile projects and reducing anti social behaviour among ethnic minority groups.

2.Psychological needs: Motivate them, encourage good morals and building confidence

3.Create a forum for discussions and learning of British culture and value

4.Integration: Giving church going young people to remain in touch with their community

5.To promote better understanding between parents and their young children as well as husbands and wives.


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Parenting Skills Programme ** 🏆Special thanks to our guest speaker Pastor Chika Amadi and her team. 
To enrol for the course, please email your details to [email protected]

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Upcoming events

1. Relationship Summit -15/02/2020
2. Mental Health Awareness workshop for parents - 20/06/2020
3. Navigating through teenage stuff - 25/07/2020


Navigating through teenage stuff:

It is have been confirmed that there is a Link between exclusions and county line gangs according to several reports including a think - tank VolteFace while a report carried on The Guardian of 5th Dec 2018 West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner was reported as saying,”violent crime is fuelled by schools that are increasingly using expulsions to protect their league table status “

Statistics from government National Statistics of the Department of Education shows that the number of permanent exclusions because of persistent disruptive behaviour for 2017/2018 decreased for the first time in five years. In Special Schools the reason for exclusion was physical assault against an adult while. Other reasons for school exclusion include Racist abuse, sexual misconduct and damage, bullying and theft


Currently Pupils are excluded for persistent disruptive behaviour 34% permanent and 30% for fixed -period


Research by Jackie Sanders, Lind Liebenberg and Robyn Mumford (Taylor &Francis Online suggests that It is known that there is a link between School exclusion and mental health illness on a long term. It has the potential to exacerbate delinquent behaviour


The analysis for review by The Timpson Review of School exclusion Government response presented to Parliament by the Secretary of State for Education RT Hon Damian Hinds MP by Command of Her Majesty May 2019 found Ethnic disparities in that - “children from some ethnic groups such as Black Caribbean children are more likely to be excluded than White British children while children from other groups such as Indian children are less likely to be excluded “. Is it a wonder why there is a high rate of callous violent death among these ethnic groups prone to school exclusion?


Do schools actually give pupils at risk of exclusion the best chance to succeed or are they labelled and shamed?

Has school exclusion ever meant the start of something new and positive or permanent sentence to fail?


There are potential unsolicited but dangerous consequences mostly potential to join gang or drug related crimes and increased violence -knife crime

The current government has made four core commitments all pointing to support head teachers and schools and nothing for the excluded children.

School exclusion outside the school ground has a high potential to lead to a feeling of worthlessness. Excluded pupils are more likely to join gangs or commit crimes than students in school. Our Workshops aim to address all the above.