Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) providers are mediators who help families settle disputes about the care of their children through mediation. Providers deliver services either privately or through supplier organisations which are contracted by the Ministry of Justice.
To be an FDR mediator, you’ll need a relevant tertiary qualification and specific training and accreditation.
Find out more by contacting 1 of the 3 approved dispute resolution organisations (ADROs) listed below. They will check that you have the right qualifications and may provide training.
Parenting Through Separation (PTS) courses are funded by the Ministry of Justice to give separating or separated parents information and support to make good decisions about the care of their children.
The Ministry has contracts with a number of community organisations to deliver the courses regularly throughout New Zealand. Parenting course leaders (PTS facilitators) work through these organisations.
To be a PTS facilitator you’ll need a relevant tertiary qualification and appropriate experience. Find out more by applying to a provider organisation in your area.
You can use our family section to help explain the process and the services available to people who need to settle arrangements for the care of their children. There are also videos that explain what to expect. You can also watch the videos on our YouTube channel (external link)
You can order printed material and videos through our online ordering system WebWarehouse (external link)
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