"With over PS200million in unpaid maintenance, the Government risks repeating the same mistakes as the old Child Support Agency
Just under 1.5 million child maintenance cases are being overseen by the Child Maintenance Service and the Child Support Agency
and in the majority of cases, parents who no longer live in the family home do contribute towards their child's upbringing.
A spokeswoman for the Child Support Agency
said: "Imprisonment for failure to pay child maintenance is very rare and is always taken as a last resort.
The Government's welfare reforms have been dealt another major blow as the House of Lords threw out plans to charge single parents for using the Child Support Agency
IT was surprising to read, according to your article "Single Mum's cash ordeal" (Sept 16) that the Child Support Agency
contacted a parent and advised her to open a CSA case, regardless that her former partner was willing to pay child maintenance voluntarily.
Anthony Zausmer, 57, of Marine Promenade, New Brighton, kept more than pounds 2,000 destined for an employee's child which he was legally obliged to deduct and pass on to the Child Support Agency
Wavertree MP Luciana Berger, in whose constituency single parents are owed pounds 5.2m (397th), said the figures were shocking and called for the Child Support Agency
to address what the family support charity Gingerbread said was a "debt mountain".
This article provides the corrections professional a set of basic facts about child support, answers to frequently asked questions, promising practices that many states implement, guidance on how to begin a conversation with the local child support agency
, and how to find more child support information and contacts.
Child Support Agency
minister Lord McKenzie said today: "If parents fail to pay what they owe, we have the power to order bailiffs to seek payment, get an order for the sale of assets and even prosecute people, which could see them end up in prison.
ABSENT parents owe a total of pounds 3.5bn in maintenance for their children, according to latest figures from the Child Support Agency
. The quarterly statistics showed the shortfall at the end of the 2005/06 financial year was pounds 242m up on the previous year.
A POLICEMAN has been accused of swindling the Child Support Agency