Child Support Handbook 2017/2018

Publication date: 2017 Edition: 25th Format: Paperback, 494 pages Published by: Child Poverty Action Group
ISBN: 978 1 910715 34 5


Our comprehensive guide to the child support scheme provides clear, practical guidance for parents and their advisers.

This new edition explains:

  • how do you apply for child support
  • the powers that the Child Maintenance Service and Child Support Agency have
  • how maintenance is calculated
  • how to challenge decisions and make complaints
  • what happens if you do not pay child support, including powers to deduct money from bank accounts

Fully indexed and cross-referenced to legislation and caselaw, this latest edition of the Child Support Handbook has been restructured to reflect the fact that most cases are now being dealt with under the latest scheme, introduced from 2012. Practical examples of maintenance calculations and tactical hints and tips for dealing with the Child Maintenance Service and Child Support Agency are also included.

For CPAG members and CAB customers, the handbook is available for £30.60. Please contact us on 020 7812 5227 or email:  

‘Well written, fantastically detailed and very accurate … there isn’t a better source of information and advice!’ - THE ADVISER (Citizens Advice)

‘This book, like most of CPAG’s publications, should be in every social work office… I found the practical examples, and advice about tactics and arguments useful and helpful. In short, this book is the benchmark guide to the child support scheme.’ - COMMUNITY CARE

‘Remarkable for the clarity of its layout, the depth of its explanations and notes, and the accuracy of its content. Highly recommended.’ - SOLICITORS JOURNAL

‘The best thing… is to get a copy of the Child Support Handbook… details of entitlements are clear, accurate and fully explained’ - BELLA

‘It is hard to beat the CPAG guide… it is outstanding value for money. It is clearly written and easy to find your way around… invaluable for advisers’ - NEW LAW JOURNAL

‘Each edition is always better… (it) leaves everything I have seen in its wake’ - FAMILY LAW

‘Gives a thorough explanation of the system’ - WOMAN’S OWN

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