Bishop of Carlisle asks Government about counselling and mediation services for divorcing couples

On 27th October 2020 the Bishop of Carlisle received a written answer to a question on counselling and mediation services for divorcing couples:

The Lord Bishop of Carlisle: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the passing of the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 on 25 June, what information and guidance they plan to provide online about the availability of counselling and mediation services for couples going through the procedure of divorce. [HL9117]

Baroness Scott of Bybrook: As part of implementing the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act, the Government is committed to ensuring that appropriate support services are clearly signposted from gov.uk webpages for those contemplating divorce. We are also committed to providing appropriate signposting as part of the legal process of divorce through an updated online divorce service. While precise details are yet to be finalised, these services would likely include mediation and marriage and relationship support services.