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Child Maintenance Service

Child maintenance can make a significant difference to a child’s well-being and the quality of family relationships. A parent who does not live with their child still has a financial responsibility for the child.

What is child maintenance?

Find out what child maintenance is and who can receive it

Arranging child maintenance yourself

Find out how you can make the best child maintenance arrangement for your circumstances, whether this be a family-based arrangement or using the Child Maintenance Service

If you have an existing case with the Child Maintenance Service

Whichever child maintenance scheme your existing case is based on you'll find all the information you need here to keep you informed of what changes in your circumstances you need to tell us about