SEND mediators, who meet the requirements for training and practice, may apply for accreditation and membership of either COM or CMC. All accredited SEND mediators who are members of either COM or CMC will be included in the register of SEND mediators.

The register for accredited mediators is jointly maintained by COM and CMC and is available to view here.

If you are an existing SEND mediator who wishes to apply for passporting to accreditation, please download the relevant form, Form 5. This is a transitional measure, which ends on 30 September 2019, to enable existing SEND mediators to join the new register. Thereafter, applications will only be accepted for mediators to be passported on to the register if they were unable to apply before because, for example, they were on parental leave or working abroad.

If you are interested in training as a SEND Mediator and have already carried out a foundation mediation course which meets the stated requirements, you can train as a SEND mediator by completing an approved SEND course. Before registering, you will also need to carry our supported practice. Some training providers offer this alongside their training – please contact the providers for more details.

If you have recently completed SEND mediation training and you have also completed the supported practice element and now wish to apply for accreditation, please download the relevant form, Form 4.

To be included in the register, you will also need to be a member of either COM or CMC. If you are already a member of one of these, please contact that organisation to apply for accreditation, sending in your completed your completed Form 4 to either admin@collegeofmediators.co.uk  or  admin@collegeofmediators.co.uk as appropriate.

If you are not already a member of COM or CMC please apply for membership of either, using the following links:

https://www.collegeofmediators.co.uk/membership

https://civilmediation.org/for-mediators/membership/

Please note that funding for new applications for SEND accreditation and COM/CMC membership is available, through the DfE, until 2020. There is no charge for new applications.

For full details of how to register as an accredited SEND mediator, please read the full standards document linked above. If you have any queries once reading the standards, please contact the either COM/CMC.

Training Approval

The SEND mediation standards also cover approval of SEND mediation training provision. Training providers wishing to deliver courses that will enable mediators to become SEND accredited, must be approved by COM or CMC, through the assessor panel.

Please note that funding for SEND training approval applications is available, through the DfE, until 2020. There is currently no charge for SEND training approval applications.

For full details or to apply for approval of your SEND mediation training course, please read the full standards document linked above.