Common Ground Mediation provides independent mediation services to the education community in Scotland. Our core service is helping to resolve disputes between parents and carers of children with additional support needs and the local education authority and/or schools.
Many disagreements can be resolved at an early stage through discussions with staff in the school or the education department. However education authorities are also required by law to provide independent mediation arrangements for parents, carers and young people.
Anyone involved in a disagreement can ask for mediation at any stage – parents, the school, or the education department. There is no charge to parents. Mediation can be used instead of, or as well as, making a reference to the Additional Support Needs Tribunal.
As conflict resolution professionals, we offer a wide range of different services. You can find out about these as you explore this website.
We hope you will find this website informative and useful. Contact us if you have any comments, questions or concerns.