It is Gingerbread’s longstanding goal to help to achieve an effective UK child maintenance system, to mitigate the financial disadvantage faced by children growing up in separated households. The organisation is committed to improving the broader support given to separating and post-separated parents.
Child maintenance features in around one in five calls to our national helpline. We also receive single parents’ views and experiences of child maintenance through our membership, local groups and social media channels. We use this feedback, together with targeted research, to inform our dialogue with policymakers and ensure that the practical effect of policies on single parents’ lives is fully understood.