Child Maintenance and Other Payments Act 2008


2Objectives of the CommissionE+W+S

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(1)The Commission's main objective is to maximise the number of those children who live apart from one or both of their parents for whom effective maintenance arrangements are in place.

(2)The Commission's main objective is supported by the following subsidiary objectives—

(a)to encourage and support the making and keeping by parents of appropriate voluntary maintenance arrangements for their children;

(b)to support the making of applications for child support maintenance under the Child Support Act 1991 (c. 48) and to secure compliance when appropriate with parental obligations under that Act.

(3)The Commission shall aim to pursue, and to have regard to, its objectives when exercising a function that is relevant to them.