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CSA - chasing an ex for payment of child support

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Nanadee61 Tue 04-Dec-12 16:19:56

Hi folks, I am completely new to this so please bear with me:

My daughter has an ongoing claim through the CSA on payment from her ex partner for their 12 year old daughter. He doesn't pay, claims he is on less than minimum wage,(rubbish- 3 holidays to Thailand this year) the CSA are supposed to check his income, they don't, they have admitted their failings on numerous accounts , 4 tribunals and still no money. My granddaughter does not have a school uniform coat, and my daughter doesn't have the money for one. My daughter hides from people calling at the house, in case it is bailiffs, she doesn't answer her phone in case it is someone demanding money.
She has become depressed and threatened suicide. It is a horrible, horrible situation.
She has done everything she has been advised to do, and currently is awaiting a reply to her letter to her MP, Glennis Jackson.

We have read various blogs and forums on the internet and it seems that the general consensus is that the CSA are completely useless and inept. This distresses me as many, women are left in this helpless position and many fathers are just getting away with this, it is so unfair and our taxpayers are paying for this ineffectual service.

Somebody told me that Mumsnet are marvellous if they 'get behind' a campaign and have a lot of 'clout'. We feel so helpless and don't know where to turn, so any advice, help, guidance would be very gratefully received.

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