CARE Calls for Government Rethink on Child Support Proposals

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Link: Christian Today

     CARE accepts that the maintenance payments proposal would encourage parents who live-apart to support their children. The charity says, however, that this should not be the only consideration.

CARE notes that Henshaw recognises that theoretically his proposals could “lead to an increase in relationship breakdown” but that his report concludes that this is unlikely. CARE, however, believes that the risks of such breakdown are very real. It also believes that, if implemented, the Henshaw proposals would adversely effect family formation, leading to a greater number of couples “living together apart”.

Dan Boucher, Director of Parliamentary Affairs, said, “CARE does not believe that the proposals are in the best interests of the majority of poor children.

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