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Child Maintenance and Other Payments Act 2008

Section 2: Objectives of the Commission

68.This section sets out the main objective of the Commission which is to maximise the number of effective child maintenance arrangements in place. This main objective is supported by two subsidiary objectives:

  • to encourage and support parents to make and keep their own maintenance arrangements; and

  • to support the making of applications for child support maintenance under the Child Support Act 1991 and to enforce maintenance arrangements made under that Act where appropriate.

69.Subsection (3) requires the Commission to aim to pursue and to have regard to its objectives, when exercising a function that is relevant to them.

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