The Child Maintenance Service has the ability to write off arrears in cases where this may be appropriate. But do they?
The Voice of the Child - Family Law Research Articles
All school and college staff should be aware of the various forms of abuse, including emotional harm, so that they are able to identify children in need of help and support and know what action to take
Comparing the attitudes of the Judiciary and MPs on the imprisonment of parents within the Family Courts to the statistics within the Criminal Courts
How many complaints have been made against the Cafcass in the last three years; and how many such complaints have been upheld?
Earlier today Sir James Munby, President of the Family Division released PD12J on Domestic abuse. But what training is available to judges?
How much do HMCTS Her Majesties Courts and Tribunal Service know about Parental Alienation?
The DWP were asked to provide copies of the case studies that they’re relying on in their published Impact Assessments for the Child Maintenance Calculations
We would like to start with three quotes The family court has powers to address a breach if someone has been wilfully obstructive. Sir Oliver Heald, Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, 25th...
If you’re reading this then we’re going to hazard a guess that you are either named on or have an interest in Child Arrangements Orders made under Section 8 of the Children’s Act 1989....
How do staff at the CMS get measured and how much can they earn as a bonus a the year end. Do you think they deserve their bonuses when you take into account the service you have received?
The Impact of Parental Hostility tool is a tool referenced often by Cafcass as the tool that Cafcass use to detect Parental Alienation. Is it fit for use?
Cafcass used to (and sometimes still does) refer to Parental Alienation as Implacable Hostility. In 2015 they were asked how they dealt with Implacable Hostility…
The CMS is run by a man called Tom McCormack, he’s paid handsomely whilst presiding over slipping standards and a badly run department. He must go.
What are the Knowledge Bites that Cafcass refer to as “training modules” or “elearning modules” and how many Cafcass employees have viewed them?
How does the Child Maintenance Service treat paying parents who are the sole directors and shareholders of their own limited company?
We have written a pro forma letter for you to print out and send to the CMS. You will need to amend the highlighted sections to that they are particular to your own case
This survey is for Resident Parents who are receiving or should be receiving child maintenance payments through the Child Maintenance Service.
For some time now one of our researchers has been looking at the connections and communications channels that exist (or don’t exist) between local authorities, children’s services, Cafcass, the Police, and any healthcare professionals
Cafcass often reference their inhouse Library in responses to research questions. What is it, how does it operate, and how is it used?
Cafcass have only recently (2017) started to publicly acknowledge the existence of Parental Alienation in over 80% of UK family court cases. but how long have they known?
It is always interesting to see the approach of MP’s and the Work and Pensions Committee when it comes to looking at the systems that are in place for supporting children.
Arrears can build up when a person is due to pay child support maintenance via the statutory scheme but fails to pay the entire amount due on time. The difference between what is due...
The Child Maintenance Service has a host of internal documents, policies, and procedures on how case workers should make decisions or respond to enquiries in any given situation. We believe, from the anecdotal reports...
What and how does the Child Maintenance Service class as “habitual residence”?
How to find out what you’re actually owed in Child Maintenance Arrears and how to go about making sure the CMS collects and pays them to you
It is important to all users of the Child Maintenance Service (CMS) to be sure that what they are told is accurate. The preferred method of contacting people that the CMS uses is to...
Cafcass have never permitted any external research into the outcomes and service user satisfaction after their involvement in a case
Discretionary Decisions and Welfare Considerations by the Child Maintenance Service The primary piece of legislation in the United Kingdom relating to Child Support is the 1991 Child Support Act Section 2 of the Act...
Internal Relocation – An alienating strategy Upon the breakdown of a parental relationship it is seemingly not uncommon for one party to attempt to place distance between themselves and their former partner/spouse. When this...
All children are taught to share and all children have an innate sense of what this fairness looks and feels like