Meet the Children's Workers

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

Our Service includes Children's Support Workers and brief biographies are provided below.



Isobel Isobel Filkin

Isobel has worked within the Children's Voice Service since it started 15 years ago.  Isobel is also a Family Mediator and prior to working in this capacity was a Local Authority Social Worker for Children and Families. Further background can be found on the Meet the Mediators page.









 Susan Trussell, MBACP  (Accred) Counsellor 


Susan is one of our specialist Children's Workers. Susan's counselling career started over 15years ago and included specific training for working with children and young people of all ages. She has worked both in schools and in family mediation settings, focusing on reducing the distress that often follows family separation.  Susan also works for a children's home.











Sandy Richardson

Sandy has worked for OFM for the last 8 years in the Children's Voice service following retirement from working as an Educational Psychologist working with teachers, parents and children.
Her focus is helping children to understand the changes they experience when their parents no longer live together and to give them support to express their feelings.