Converge specialises in the resolution of conflict within schools, families and communities. This is done by way of mediation and conflict resolution skills training (CRST). Mediation involves a combination of private and joint meetings with each of the parties to the dispute. The objective is to clear up any misunderstandings that caused or arose during the conflict and reach an agreement on a way forward.Â Mediation can help to set clear boundaries of acceptable behaviour and contact within the school, family and community context.
Converge is based in Dartford, Kent, but we work with clients as far as Surrey, London (including Lewisham, Greenwich, Bexley, Bromley, Bexleyheath) and across Kent.
School Assemblies in Kent
The surge in polarisation between faith and ethnic groups across the country is troubling. Even more so is the readiness of some youth to accept the narratives presented in the media, by politicians and by radical groups.Â The need for perspective, context and information is desperate.Â
Converge, in association with Kent Police is running a series of assemblies across Kent schools. We are speaking directly to children and teenagers, to encourage independent and critical thinking, answer questions on race, religion, terrorism, radicalisation and belief, and to provide a case not just for tolerance of difference but for a celebration of it.Â
Interview for St James's Piccadilly's quarterly
Zaza discusses conflict and pluralism with our friend at the church, Jo Hines. Find the interview (page 6)Â here.Â