Communities, Housing and Environment Committee




External Board/Outside Body


External Board/Outside Body

Maidstone Mediation

Councillor(s) represented on the Outside Body/External Board

Clive English

Report Author

Clive English

Date of External Board/Outside Body Meeting Attended




Purpose of the External Board/Outside Body:

To provide Mediation services to the public across a range of provisions to the people of Maidstone, Malling and in some disciplines wider parts of Mid Kent.




Currently Maidstone Mediation is providing services relating to Neighbourhood Disputes, Parent and Teen interactions, Anger Management, Peer Mediation (for some 23 schools) and homelessness. Sadly work on Restorative Justice has largely ceased due to changes in the contracting process.

Additionally significant training has been provided to the Prison Service for the introduction of Prison Mediators.

Services are capable of being referred to by Housing Providers, MBC or by self-referrals, the Police, or mental health teams, depending on the service.