The Child Maintenance Service
The Child Maintenance Service’s overall purpose is to promote and secure effective child maintenance arrangements.
To deliver this objective the Division has three core functions.
- promoting the financial responsibility parents have for their children;
- providing information and support about the different child maintenance options available to parents; and
- providing an efficient statutory maintenance service with effective enforcement powers.
Child maintenance can make a significant difference to a child’s wellbeing and the quality of family relationships. A parent who does not live with their child still has a financial responsibility for the child.
Child Maintenance Information for Groups