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Minister calls for people to apply for parenting mediation council

Minister of Youth, Culture and Sports, Dr. the Hon. Ernest Peets and the Minister of Social Development and Seniors the Hon. Tinee Furbert hosted a Throne Speech press briefing. (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

Residents have been invited to show their interest in a place on the Co-Parenting Mediation Council.

Tinée Furbert, the Minister of Social Development and Seniors, asked people to apply.

She said: “Strengthening our families and providing care and protection for our children is a government priority and we are looking for members of the public who are prepared to devote their time and talent to serve in this critical area.

“The Co-Parenting Mediation Council will ensure that mediators adhere to best practice and will develop and maintain those standards necessary to promote effective mediation.”

The Children Act 1998, Section 36GA, sets out the full duties of the council.

It said that the council was designed to “provide regulatory oversight for co-parenting mediation for the purpose of facilitating in disputes over custody of, or access to, a child”.

The legislation showed that seven members should be appointed, including at least two men and two women.

Anyone interested can log on to the Government website and select boards and committees.

The deadline for applications is March 4.

For more information e-mail msdshq@gov.bm

The social development and seniors ministry added that the application process for litigation guardians has closed.

A spokeswoman said: “Any future applications will be considered for next year.

“The ministry extends its thanks to all those who applied.”

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Published February 25, 2022 at 7:43 am (Updated February 25, 2022 at 7:43 am)

Minister calls for people to apply for parenting mediation council

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