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Common Ground Mediation

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.  We work in a number of different areas across Scotland.

Most 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 make arrangements for independent mediation as and when required.

Anyone involved in a disagreement can ask for mediation at any stage – parents, young people themselves, the school, or the education department.  There is no charge to parents, carers and families.  Mediation can be used instead of, or as well as, taking a case to the Additional Support Needs Tribunal.

Disagreements and disputes can be very stressful for everyone involved.  It can become difficult to communicate effectively when people feel angry, upset or disappointed.  Mediation offers a practical and respectful solution for these difficult situations.

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 at info@commongroundmediation.co.uk to find out more.

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What our clients say...

“Thank you once again for mediating my situation with my son and the school. I want to let you know that I am one hundred per cent satisfied with your service. I was very grateful for your support and I just wanted to let you know that things are very much improving for my son. Good support structures for him have been implemented at school and I withdrew all my complaints, which were really more out of frustration, to get help for my son.  I am happy that he is now getting fantastic support and I don’t feel so alone with supporting him now either.”

Parent, January 2016