The way your mediation enquiry will be handled has changed. OFM office staff will no longer take new referrals, which should now be sent directly to the mediators listed below.

OFM will continue to work with all existing clients through our office in Witney until June.

Oxfordshire Family Mediation is a charity that will soon cease to operate. However, its team of experienced mediators will continue to provide family mediation on an independent basis. The mediators can be contacted directly to discuss and make arrangements for mediation with you.

For enquiries, please contact:

For Oxford- Kerry Williamson, Mediator and Professional Practice Consultant

Tel: 07532 308046

Roger Cullen, Family Mediator

Tel: 07854 279638

For Banbury and Bicester- Jenny Harris, Family Mediator

Tel: 07773 749998

For Witney & Kidlington Jane Hedges, Family Mediator

Tel: 07557 112163

For Didcot Berkshire Family Mediation

Tel: 01189 571159

Mediation is a very important part of reducing conflict during divorce and separation and in helping those affected to reach fair solutions. If you think you may be eligible for Legal Aid, please let the mediator know when you make contact to find out about your options.

We will do all we can to ensure that you will continue to be satisfied with the mediation service we provide during this transition period.

If you are already part of an ‘open file’ and have any concerns please feel free to email or call on 08448476658 or 01993 708 546.

Our Children’s Voice service is to continue for now and so we still welcome applications and referrals.

Local Family Mediators can also be found at or via National Family Mediation on

Mediation is a tool for individuals to find a way forward after their separation. It keeps decision-making in their hands, and generally reduces the stress and expense of court. In mediation, two people meet to negotiate a way forward, with the help of an independent third party. It is not about getting couples back together, nor about blaming each other. Mediators recognise the emotional strain of separation. They understand that those facing a difficult situation involving children or questions about future financial security can find it hard to discuss things calmly. The mediator’s role is to help people keep the emotions under control, discuss the problems, and agree solutions that work for both individuals and any children who may be involved.

For more information about the mediation process, please see How does mediation work? People are generally encouraged to use mediation to consider mediation for family matters before making a court application. There is more information about this requirement here. Many other questions our clients have about mediation are answered here.

Our mediators come from a range of backgrounds and have all completed the extensive training and accreditation required to offer publicly funded mediation. We mediate at a variety of locations in Oxfordshire.