Official Statistics

Effective family-based child maintenance arrangements: preliminary estimates, Sept 2015

Children benefiting from effective family-based child maintenance arrangements after contacting the Child Maintenance Options service.


Preliminary estimates of children benefiting from an effective family-based maintenance arrangement secured after contacting Child Maintenance Options – as of end of September 2015

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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.

This release provides quarterly preliminary estimates of the number of arrangements in place at the end of September 2015.

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 experimental statistics while they are being evaluated.