Sign this petition to get the government to charge non-resident parents who do not pay maintenance with child neglect

(10 Posts)
ShinyTurd Wed 13-Apr-16 07:34:38

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/126895

I have already posted this in lone parents but there is more traffic here.

At 10,000 signatures the government will respond to the petition and at 100,000 signatures the petition will be considered for debate in parliament.

We are quite a way off 100,000 signatures but I'm sure it can be done. Be sure to sign and share on FB, Twitter and via email. Don't let the non-payers get away with it!

Andrewofgg Wed 13-Apr-16 08:22:01

I am not defending them for a moment. But I don't want to see imprisonment for debt brought back. And if they are in prison they can't pay.

Heart says yes but head says no.

PresidentOliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 13-Apr-16 09:53:21

ShinyTurd

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/126895

I have already posted this in lone parents but there is more traffic here.

At 10,000 signatures the government will respond to the petition and at 100,000 signatures the petition will be considered for debate in parliament.

We are quite a way off 100,000 signatures but I'm sure it can be done. Be sure to sign and share on FB, Twitter and via email. Don't let the non-payers get away with it!

Yes but we have a petitions topic to prevent multiple postings like this - we'll move this to our topic and delete your duplicates
<rules is rules>
Thanks
MNHQ

TheFormidableMrsC Wed 13-Apr-16 17:17:59

I just came onto the Noticeboard to share this petition so I am glad it's here already! Have shared everywhere I can. I am not sure that imprisonment is the way forward, however, it is clear that more needs to be done to prevent maintenance avoiders from continuing to do so. I do receive maintenance but it is pitiful and given my ex-h's "lifestyle", the dreadful financial situation he left the kids and I in and the steps he's taken to avoid being held accountable, I'd love to see "men" like him held responsible for the children they helped to create and then abandoned. OP, have you shared this on Twitter too?

ShinyTurd Wed 13-Apr-16 17:46:34

I have MrsC. Only got 200 followers though but had a few retweets so hopefully they will retweet etc.

VertigoNun Wed 13-Apr-16 17:49:20

If you look up #parentspayup on Twitter you can cordinate tweets.

TheWeeBabySeamus1 Wed 13-Apr-16 17:58:50

Signed.

TheFormidableMrsC Wed 13-Apr-16 18:23:11

I'll get on it...

caroldecker Wed 13-Apr-16 18:30:07

As long as it is re-worded so that the non-resident parent has the right to become the resident parent instead. Ie either pay or become resident parent.

ShinyTurd Wed 13-Apr-16 21:18:53

Will do Vertigo

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