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Strengthening families, promoting parental responsibility: the future of child maintenance

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Original consultation

This consultation ran from 13 January 2011 12:00am to
17 April 2011 11:45pm

Summary

This consultation sought views on the Government's strategy for reforming the child maintenance system

Documents

Government’s response to the consultation on Strengthening families, promoting parental responsibility: the future of child maintenance

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Ymateb y Llywodraeth i’r ymgynghoriad ar Atgyfnerthu teuluoedd, hybu cyfrifoldeb rhieni: dyfodol cynhaliaeth plant

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RTF – Government’s response to the consultation on Strengthening families, promoting parental responsibility: the future of child maintenance

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Strengthening families, promoting parental responsibility: the future of child maintenance

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Atgyfnerthu teuluoedd, hybu cyfrifoldeb rhieni: dyfodol cynhaliaeth plant

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RTF version – strengthening-families

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Strengthening families, promoting parental responsibility: the future of child maintenance – impact assessment

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Strengthening families, promoting parental responsibility: the future of child maintenance – equality impact assessment

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Consultation description

This consultation sought views on the Government’s strategy for reforming the child maintenance system. It was based on the Government’s principle of enabling parents to take responsibility for their families. To achieve this for child maintenance we are proposing to:

  • encourage separating families to recognise their ongoing responsibility for their children after they separate;
  • enable parents to make their own, family-based arrangements;
  • deliver a more efficient statutory service for those who need it;
  • provide greater value for money for the tax payer, and
  • work closely with colleagues across government and with stakeholders in developing these proposals.

Who this consultation was aimed at

We wanted to hear from all who are interested in child maintenance issues. We particularly welcomed contributions from:

  • parents who live apart
  • representative organisations for parents who live apart or their children
  • representatives of the legal profession
  • organisations that represent families and children, and
  • members of the general public with an interest in child maintenance issues.

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