About David Smith
(trading as Joint Decisions)

  • David Smith graduated with a BA (hons) Social Work degree in 2007 and practiced as a Social Worker for 3 years. 
  • David went on to train and qualify as a Family Group Conference Coordinator, and has worked in this field since 2011.
  • Joint Decisions is the result of David’s desire to help individuals wishing to proactively change their situation by talking openly and honestly about their future.
  • David firmly believes in the ethos of Family Group Conferences and has seen the positive impact upon the lives of those who have chosen to take this route.
  • Mediation is an aspect of this and Joint Decisions aims to provide a neutral environment in which parties are able to voluntarily and respectfully discuss their differences and make a plan for the future.
  • Joint Decisions provides mediation to address workplace disputes and neighbourhood and intra-family conflicts.

Family Group Conference Coordinator Training

  • Introduction and Advanced Level Training in Family Group Conferences provided by Family Rights Group on behalf of Barnardo's. January 2013

Interpersonal Mediation Training

  • AIM Awards Level 4 Award in Interpersonal Mediation (QCF). October 2015

Disclosure & Barring Service

  • David holds an Enhanced DBS Certificate issued on 5th February 2021
  • David is registered for the DBS Update Service until 3rd February 2022

Public Liability Insurance

  • Joint Decisions has insurance cover for Public Liability