This publication provides data on the child maintenance arrangements made by separated parents after speaking to the CM Options service.
The estimates in this publication are based on telephone surveys carried out in September 2017 of parents who called CM Options between May and July 2017. Parents were asked about their types of child maintenance arrangement and if they thought it was working well.
We publish quarterly preliminary estimates and an annual publication containing revised figures.
Read our background information and methodology document for more information about these statistics and you can find more information about Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) statistics on the Statistics at DWP page.
The next release of these statistics will be in April 2018.