Relationship breakdown is a fundamental cause of youth homelessness, arguments often stem between young people and their parents (or stepparents) which can result in them being asked to leave. BYHP provides a Family Mediation service to try to repair the relationship before it comes to the young person being asked to leave the family home.
Our mediation service is a confidential process where young people and their families are encouraged to explore and understand any differences they may have. By discussing tensions in their relationship, families can find ways to manage their dispute and agree on ways to move forward. The role of an impartial mediator is to assist the parties to help them come to a collaborative agreement.
The mediation services are BYHP follow the seven-stage model and can be offered alongside more in-depth individual support services