In brief: The National Lottery

The National Lottery has granted #250,000 to National Family Mediation (NFM) which will be spent on improving support services to mediators working at the divorce-face. An NFM spokesman says the two-year grant will be focused on offering mediation sessions in areas where services are currently limited, providing more training for staff and employing more regional co-ordinators, as NFM gears up for the new Family Law Act measures which come into force in 2000.