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Family Mediation Lothian receives funding from the Big Lottery, Scottish Government, City of Edinburgh Council and East and West Lothian Councils. We are also very grateful for the many donations we receive from Trusts and individuals.

In this challenging funding climate and an increase in demand for our services, we took the difficult decision to introduce the following suggested donations and charges for our services. The introduction of this scheme is essential for the continued operation of our services.

FML does not charge for intake or mediation services, however we do seek donations for these services.


If you are a tax payer FML can claim 25p for every £1 you donate. Please complete a Gift Aid form at your intake appointment.

Intake Service £5.00 – Unwaged £10 – Waged
Mediation Gross Annual Income Suggested Donation Per Client
  Below £12,000 £5
  £12 - £19,000 £10
  £20 - £29,000 £30
  £30 - £45,000 £40
  £46 - £59,000 £50
  £60,000 + £60


Supported Child Contact Centre

£160* to set up the contact per case
£100 for a Contact Centre Report
*Sliding scale of charges depending on income for self funded clients is negotiated at intake appointment
Legally aided: full charge applicable

When both clients live outwith the Lothians area.


Supervised Child Contact

£160 to set up the supervised contact
£70 per hour in office hours (9.30 – 4.30 Mon – Thurs; 9.30 – 1.00 Fri)
£100 per hour outside office hours
£150 for a report

When both clients live outwith the Lothians area charges apply for all services.

Intake £20 per appointment
Mediation £100 per session
Child Contact £120 to set up then £30 per session


No charge for cancellation with more than one working day’s notice, otherwise:-

Intake and Mediation: £10 charge to make a further appointment
Supported Contact Centre Arrangement fee: No refund if place is not used
Supervised Contact: Full Charges apply, no refund if place is not used