KIDS Mediation service win SEND Mediator Award 2020 at National Mediation Awards We are proud to announce that KIDS SEND Mediation Service is the winner of the SEND Mediator Award 2020 at the National Mediation Awards. This prestigious award organised by the Civil Mediation Council and the College of Mediators highlights excellent mediation practice. KIDS SEND Mediation works with over 50 Local Authorities and has been delivering SEND mediation since 2001. KIDS Chief Executive, Katie Ghose said: “‘I am delighted that KIDS has won this prestigious award. It’s a wonderful recognition of the expertise and commitment our mediation team brings to their work. Everyone in KIDS mediation makes a difference to the lives of disabled children, young people and families. We are all hugely proud of their achievements.” Eileen Picton, SEND Manager, Local Authority in the North West commented: "I have been very happy with the service provided by KIDS to our local authority. Mediators have always acted in a professional and impartial manner, helping parents and professionals to navigate their way through what can be a very challenging conversation, in order to achieve agreed outcomes. Under COVID-19 restrictions, face to face meetings morphed easily into on line virtual meetings which were equally well managed by mediators. The service is effective, productive and well supported by their admin team." Susan Atikiro, a parent that was supported by the service gave the following feedback: “KIDS SEND Mediation Service made such a difference to us. With their professional support we reached agreement with the local authority regarding our son’s case. We wouldn’t have reached this agreement without KIDS mediation services” Click here for more information on our mediation service.