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Survey of Child Maintenance Options outcomes

The Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission has published findings from a 2010 survey of 2,009 separated parents using the Child Maintenance Options telephone service. The survey’s primary aim was to determine the number of children benefiting from a family-based child maintenance arrangement, following contact with the Child Maintenance Options telephone service, between July 2008 and the end of March 2010.

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Partner Abuse

Scotland's Chief Statistician has recently published statistics revealing the extent of partner abuse in Scotland.

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Better system for child witnesses

Measures to improve the experience for child witnesses while they give evidence have been outlined by the Scottish Government.

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Consultation on new child maintenance proposals

The Government has recently unveiled its proposals for the new child maintenance scheme. Work and Pensions Minister Maria Miller said the Government wants to increase child maintenance payments for some of the worst-off single parent families.

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Commission publishes same sex marriage consultation response

The Scottish Human Rights Commission (the Commission) has published its response to the Scottish Government's consultation on same sex marriage.

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Money is the biggest cause of strife for couples

More than a quarter (27%) of Britain’s couples over the age of 40 say that money is the biggest cause of arguments in their household. The new research from Prudential raises fresh concerns that British couples are sleepwalking into retirement without properly discussing their financial arrangements. The figures suggest that the state of their finances is more likely to cause couples to fall out than disagreements over housework, staying out late or their partner’s choice of friends.

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Britain wakes up to modern family forms

The traditional 2.4 British family is a thing of the past, with eight out of ten people now describing their family set-up as not traditional, or not conforming to the stereotypical two married parents with two or more children. The majority of people feel their family is unrepresented by politicians, the media and advertising, with 52% claiming the Government does not take their family set-up into account.

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Law Society welcomes new forced marriage laws

The Law Society of Scotland has said that new legislation which came into effect at the end of November sets out that forced marriage is unacceptable and will strengthen the position for those who refuse to marry without giving their consent.

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Mother loses custody of obese child

A seriously overweight young boy from Ohio has been removed from his family following concerns that his weight was putting his health at risk, reports Fox11online.com.

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Comprehensive policy agenda to end violence against women

In her first message for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, Executive Director of UN Women Michelle Bachelet has outlined a comprehensive policy agenda to end violence against women globally.

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More over-60s are getting divorced

There has been a rise in the number of people in the over-60 age group getting divorced in the UK, reports the Telegraph. Over a two year period, figures have risen by 4%, taking the number of over-60s granted a divorce to around 11,500 a year.

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Violence a significant barrier to women’s equality

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has issued a message in advance of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, which is to be observed on 25th November.

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NSPCC campaign calls for greater support for vulnerable babies

The NSPCC has launched a new campaign to highlight the vulnerability of babies and the needs of new parents.

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Breaking down barriers for same sex partnerships

According to the Council of Europe, same sex couples are being denied the same rights as heterosexual couples in Europe because they cannot freely move from country to country. 

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Child Support Agency seizes record payment

A record-breaking single payment of £108,000 has been forcibly deducted from a father's bank account. The man had failed to pay any maintenance for his daughter for more than 16 years, refusing to respond to letters and calls from the Child Support Agency.

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First-time divorce rate tied to education and race

New research from the National Center for Family and Marriage Research (NCFMR) in America shows there is substantial variation in the first-time divorce rate when it is broken down by race and education. There is also evidence that a college degree has a protective effect against divorce among all races.

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Fostering charity advises caution over adoption focus

The Fostering Network is advising the Government against an overwhelming focus on adoption as the way to solve the problems facing the care system, and is cautioning against the use of league tables and targets.

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SCRA Annual Report published

The Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration (SCRA) has recently published its Annual Report 2010/11, which provides a detailed statistical breakdown of its activities during the year.

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Second chances for divorcing couples

A recent report from the Institute for American Values has offered concrete recommendations aimed at policy makers for modest ways to reduce unnecessary divorce.

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‘Missing a trick’ on child poverty

New research has shown that the government could make huge progress in addressing the growing issue of child poverty in the UK by improving the collection of child maintenance.

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