Consultation outcome

Supporting separated families: securing children’s futures

This consultation was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

This consultation has concluded

Download the full outcome

Government response to the consultation: Supporting separated families: securing children’s futures

Order a copy (£10.75)

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.

If you use assistive technology (eg a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email accessible.formats@dwp.gsi.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

RTF – Government response to the consultation: Supporting separated families: securing children’s futures

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.

If you use assistive technology (eg a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email accessible.formats@dwp.gsi.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

Detail of outcome

This publication summarises the main points made by respondents to the consultation and provides the government’s full response to them.

Original consultation

This consultation ran from to

Summary

This consultation sets out the government’s vision for changing the child maintenance system to encourage family-based arrangements

Documents

Supporting separated families: securing children’s futures – consultation

Order a copy (£10.75)

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.

If you use assistive technology (eg a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email accessible.formats@dwp.gsi.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

RTF version – Supporting separated families: securing children’s futures – consultation

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.

If you use assistive technology (eg a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email accessible.formats@dwp.gsi.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

Ymgynghoriad cyhoeddus – Helpu teuluoedd sydd wedi gwahanu: sicrhau dyfodol plant – Crynodeb gweithredol

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.

If you use assistive technology (eg a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email accessible.formats@dwp.gsi.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

Final Impact Assessment – Child maintenance reforms: case closure, charging, supporting family-based arrangements

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.

If you use assistive technology (eg a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email accessible.formats@dwp.gsi.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

Consultation Impact Assessment – Child maintenance reforms: case closure, charging, supporting family-based arrangements

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.

If you use assistive technology (eg a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email accessible.formats@dwp.gsi.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

Equality impact assessment – Child Support Fees Regulations 2012

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.

If you use assistive technology (eg a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email accessible.formats@dwp.gsi.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

Draft regulations – Child Support Fees Regulations 2013

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.

If you use assistive technology (eg a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email accessible.formats@dwp.gsi.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

Draft regulations – The Child Support (Ending Liability in Existing Cases and Transition to New Calculation Rules) Regulations 2013

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.

If you use assistive technology (eg a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email accessible.formats@dwp.gsi.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

Costs of CSA enforcement actions

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.

If you use assistive technology (eg a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email accessible.formats@dwp.gsi.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

Estimating the impacts of CSA case closure and charging for the new Child Maintenance Service

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.

If you use assistive technology (eg a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email accessible.formats@dwp.gsi.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

CSA case closure and charging client surveys – tabulations of results.

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.

If you use assistive technology (eg a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email accessible.formats@dwp.gsi.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

Consultation description

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.

Research

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.