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Child maintenance arrangements made after speaking to CM Options

Statistics on child maintenance arrangements made after speaking to the Child Maintenance (CM) Options service.

DWP aims to maximise the number of children (where they live apart from one or both parents) benefiting from an effective maintenance arrangement. CM Options provides a free and impartial service to help parents accomplish this.

These statistics provide data on the child maintenance arrangements made by separated parents after speaking to the CM Options service.

We publish quarterly preliminary estimates and an annual publication containing finalised figures.

Following consultation with stakeholders the name of this statistical series changed on 23 January 2018 to ‘Child maintenance arrangements made after speaking to CM Options’.

Latest release

Previous releases

  1. Child maintenance arrangements made after speaking to CM Options, Sept 2017

    • Official Statistics
  2. Effective family-based child maintenance arrangements: preliminary estimates, June 2017

    • Official Statistics
  3. Effective family-based child maintenance arrangements: data to March 2017

    • Official Statistics
  4. Effective family-based child maintenance arrangements: data to March 2016

    • Official Statistics
  5. Effective family-based child maintenance arrangements: data to March 2015

    • Official Statistics
  6. Effective family-based child maintenance arrangements: data to March 2014

    • Official Statistics
  7. Effective family-based child maintenance arrangements: preliminary estimates, December 2016

    • Official Statistics
  8. Effective family-based child maintenance arrangements: preliminary estimates, September 2016

    • Official Statistics
  9. Effective family-based child maintenance arrangements: preliminary estimates, June 2016

    • Official Statistics
  10. Effective family-based child maintenance arrangements: preliminary estimates, Dec 2015

    • Official Statistics
  11. Effective family-based child maintenance arrangements: preliminary estimates, Sept 2015

    • Official Statistics
  12. Effective family-based child maintenance arrangements: preliminary estimates, June 2015

    • Official Statistics

Background information and methodology

Published 12 December 2014
Last updated 25 April 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added a new release of official statistics 'Child maintenance arrangements made after speaking to CM Options, Dec 2017'.
  2. Added 'Child maintenance arrangements made after speaking to CM Options, Sept 2017'.
  3. Published a note that the name of this statistical series will change to ‘Child maintenance arrangements following contact with Child Maintenance Options’. This change will take effect from 23 January 2018.
  4. Added 'Effective family-based child maintenance arrangements: preliminary estimates, June 2017'.
  5. Added 'Effective family-based child maintenance arrangements: preliminary estimates, March 2017'.
  6. Added 'Effective family-based child maintenance arrangements: preliminary estimates, December 2016'.
  7. Added 'Effective family-based child maintenance arrangements: preliminary estimates, September 2016'.
  8. Added 'Effective family-based child maintenance arrangements: preliminary estimates, June 2016'.
  9. Added 'Effective family-based child maintenance arrangements: preliminary estimates, March 2016'.
  10. Published 'Effective family-based child maintenance arrangements: quarterly preliminary estimates, Dec 2015'.
  11. Published 'Effective family-based child maintenance arrangements: preliminary estimates, Sept 2015'.
  12. Added statistics about 'Effective family-based child maintenance arrangements: data to June 2015'.
  13. Published 'Effective family-based child maintenance arrangements: data to March 2015'.
  14. First published.