Detail of outcome
This publication summarises the main points made by respondents to the consultation and provides the government’s full response to them.
This consultation ran from to
This consultation sets out the government’s vision for changing the child maintenance system to encourage family-based arrangements
This consultation sets out the government’s vision for transforming the child maintenance system so the emphasis is placed on supporting families to make their own arrangements. We set out details of our proposals for co-ordinating support services for separated and separating families and outline the way in which the new statutory child maintenance scheme will operate. We also set out further information on our proposals for introducing service charging to encourage collaboration, the way in which victims of domestic violence will be treated and the process of closing existing CSA cases, and ask specific questions on these aspects of our plans.
We are sorry that we cannot access some responses emailed to us before 10 August 2012. This is because of a technical problem. If you emailed your response before this date, please send it again.
Who this consultation is aimed at
We want to hear from all who are interested in child maintenance and wider family and children’s issues. We welcome 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.
Cost of CSA enforcement actions
This research was originally published by the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission. The purpose of this document is to outline the methodology used to estimate the full costs in 2011/12 associated with performing enforcement actions available to the Commission.
Estimating the impacts of CSA case closure and charging for the new Child Maintenance Service
CSA client surveys were conducted during summer 2011. On 6 August 2012 we published details, results and the full analysis undertaken on those surveys in developing key Commission planning estimates related to case closure and charging.