This publication provides data on numbers and percentages of effective family-based arrangements made by separated parents after contact with the Child Maintenance Options service.
It provides annual estimates of the number of arrangements in place at the end of March 2017.
We publish quarterly preliminary estimates and an annual publication containing revised figures.
We’ve developed these statistics using guidelines set out by the UK Statistics Authority. We’ve labelled them as official statistics.
Our background information and methodology document has 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.