Screening for Safety

Mediate BC Family Roster mediators are required to conduct a safety screening process for all their mediations.

Mediate BC (as BC Mediator Roster Society) published in 2008 a helpful discussion paper titled “Safety Screening in Family Mediation: A Discussion Paper.”

By applying a screening process and individual interviews, potential for abuse will be disclosed. If abuse is disclosed, mediators are expected to put appropriate safeguards in place to ensure a safe and fair mediation, and, if none can be devised, to refer the participants to appropriate professionals.