The College of Mediators was set up in 1996 as the UK College of Family Mediators, an independent regulatory body for family Mediation in the UK. With the creation of the Family Mediation Council in 2007, the College’s remit was widened to include all types of Mediation, as well as family, and it became the College of Mediators. It has since grown and developed across all fields of Mediation and continues to do so. This variety of practice across Mediation areas is reflected in the College membership and the variety of organisations that are College-approved training providers.
The College of Mediators currently has over 350 practising members; membership has increased massively in the past five years and new members continue to join all the time.
The College is managed by its Board of Directors. The directors are drawn from a wide variety of Mediation backgrounds and have a wealth of knowledge and experience to bring to their roles with the College. The board of directors gives up their own time as volunteers for the college and all have full-time occupations.