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How the government’s new child maintenance service leaves domestic abuse survivors out in the cold

Rabindrakumar, Sumi and Allbeson, Janet (2017) How the government’s new child maintenance service leaves domestic abuse survivors out in the cold. British Politics and Policy at LSE (09 Mar 2017). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

For parents who cannot reach a ‘family-based’ child maintenance arrangement, the statutory service is the other option. The government has introduced a fee waiver for survivors of domestic abuse who apply to use this service. But although the reform is welcomed, the way it works still leaves many trapped between a dangerous dilemma: get financial support at the risk of abuse, or avoid abuse and risk financial hardship. Sumi Rabindrakumar and Janet Allbeson explain what the flaws are and how they can be solved.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy
Additional Information: © 2017 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN1187 Scotland
Sets: Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2017 10:44
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2019 05:59
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/70007

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