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 1st May 2018
David is registered for the DBS Update Service until 3rd February 2021
Public Liability Insurance
Joint Decisions has insurance cover for Public Liability