chapter  5
Mediaid: ‘Let us talk’: a home–school mediation organisation
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Mediaid is a community-based, registered charity. Support is in the form of a home-school mediation role. Mediation types of organisation have the aim of being the middle person or ‘honest broker’ in a situation between the home and the school; mediation usually occurs when a problem has already been identified. The purpose, it is claimed, is not to represent either ‘side’ but to attempt to act neutrally and reconcile the views of the family with those of the school when there is a situation that needs to be resolved.