Child Support Analysis

The legislation

Links on a white background are to pages on this web site.
Links on a magenta background are to other web sites. Typically web sites of government departments.
The current scheme (1991 & 1995 Acts)

The section names of the 1991 and 1995 Child Support Acts, plus Internet links to these and some other Acts themselves
Internet links to the Statutory Instruments which extend and commence the 1991 and 1995 Acts
Internet links to the Northern Ireland Statutory Rules which extend and commence the 1991 and 1995 Child Support Orders
Internet links to the Scottish Statutory Instruments which extend the 1991 and 1995 Acts

The Orange Book - the Acts and Statutory Instruments for the current scheme. They can be downloaded as a lot of PDF files in a ZIP file.

The reformed scheme (2000 Act)
The section names of the 2000 Child Support, Pensions, and Social Security Act, commencement dates, plus an Internet link to the Act itself
Internet links to the Statutory Instruments which extend and commence the 2000 Act
Internet links to the Northern Ireland Statutory Rules which extend and commence the 2000 Act
Internet links to the Scottish Statutory Instruments which extend the 2000 Act

Links to the Green Paper, the White Paper, debates, discussions, Social Security Select Committee reports and evidence, etc

New Rules: Leaflets

Description of the reformed system
Here is a description of the reformed system.
It is a multi-page article that summarises individual topics, and also cites detailed references for those who need them.
Here is a summary of the changes in the reformed system.
Really, they comprise a large set of tweaks. There is nothing fundamental.
Working with other countries
Links to legislation for reciprocal arrangements with other countries
CSA web site - Reciprocal Enforcement of Maintenance Orders
Other Acts of interest
The Children Act 1989
Messages from research - STUDIES IN EVALUATING THE CHILDREN ACT 1989
The Family Law Act 1996
The Data Protection Act 1998
The Information Commissioner's Office
Child Support Agency - Information handling
CSA: use and disclosure of maintenance assessment information
Books and booklets describing the legislation

Old Rules: Leaflets
New Rules: Leaflets
Downloadable Child Support forms, etc

Department of Social Security (DSS) publications to 6th June 2001 [ 1997 | 1998 | 1999 | 2000 | 2001 ]
Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) publications from 7th June 2001

Commissioners' decisions

"Decisions of the Commissioner" contains reported decisions of the Social Security and Child Support Commissioners in Great Britain that have been published since 1991. Decisions are issued in bi-annual volumes.

Neligan's Digest - a summary of important reported decisions of the Social Security Commissioners.

How to search for Commissioners' Decisions

Sex discrimination in the child support legislation
This is the answer to the question "Does the legislation discriminate according to sex?" (The short answer is "probably yes". The long answer is here).
Child support systems across the world
Child support systems across the world
Objectives of child support across nations & centuries
Links to international sources about child support
Declarations, treaties, conventions, etc
Clues about child maintenance in some Muslim cultures
PICSLT - Project for the Improvement of Child Support Litigation Technology
International conspiracy theories
History of child support across the world
History of child support across the world
History of child support in the UK
History of child support in the USA
History of child support in some mainly-English-speaking countries
History of child support in some (non-UK) European countries
Comparisons across some mainly-English-speaking countries
Comparisons across some European countries
Human Rights & Children's Rights
Declarations, treaties, conventions, etc

General

Declarations of human rights
Universal Islamic Declaration of Human Rights
Cairo Declaration on Human Rights in Islam

Council of Europe

European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms
HUDOC - Database of the case-law of the European Convention on Human Rights
Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine
Explanatory Report for the Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine
Family law and children's rights - Achievements and documents

United Nations - Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

International Human Rights Instruments
Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Convention on the Rights of the Child
Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women

Others

HURIDOCS (Human Rights Information and Documentation Systems, International)
Inter-American Childrens's Institute

Paternity testing
Acts & Regulations for paternity testing
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The legislation
The "new scheme"
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Assessment calculators
Analysis & opinion:
Agenda for the 21st Century
Financial analysis
Comments on the reforms
Politics & lobbying
Choices & behaviours
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