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Great news from Westminster, of a Bill aimed at DA perpetrators still continuing to provide for their children which will also protect the victims from further abuse.

Work and Pensions Minister Viscount Younger of Leckie said:

Domestic abuse and coercive control are abhorrent crimes. This positive change will enhance our existing support for domestic abuse victims and ensure they can make a child maintenance claim without the fear of having to deal with an abusive ex-partner.

The Act was approved by Parliament on Friday 16 June 2023, after receiving cross-party support throughout its passing.

The new law will build on the CMS’s existing procedures to protect both paying and receiving parents who are vulnerable to domestic abuse, ensuring more children in separated families are supported. The Bill was taken through Parliament by Sally-Ann Hart MP and Lord Farmer, with support from the Government.

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