Child maintenance is an essential form of support for many families. It is well documented that the current system of making arrangements in the UK is ineffective, complicated and confusing.
It is time not only for an overhaul of the current system but for a national debate to improve the working practices and laws supporting the Child Maintenance Service in the UK for the future.
We are asking the government to halt current proposals whilst research is conducted in the form of an open debate seeking contributions from:
charities and non profits resident parents non resident parents grandparents and guardians csa staff/magistrates and baliffs family law legal experts and most importantly children
We believe the results would see a positive shift in child maintenance arrangements and a reduction in costs to the public purse. This wealth of information would form a solid document that can then be used to create a maintenace service that works for everyone.
CSA Debate would welcome input and feedback from parents using the mumsnet network and also invite you to sign the online petition: epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/43733