Category: Womens Charities

WALES – Father Figures: How absent fathers on welfare could pay meaningful child support

  Father Figures shows that absent fathers on benefits contribute £5 a week – less than a packet of cigarettes – in child benefit payments, regardless of the number of children they have with different mothers. Policy Exchange says that the government should target these individuals and fast track them on to work experience schemes …

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WALES – Founder of women’s refuge ‘horrified’ at McEvoy’s suspension

THE founder of Britain’s first women’s refuge has backed Cardiff council deputy leader over controversial remarks about anti-domestic violence charities that led to him being suspended from Plaid Cymru. Fairwater councillor Neil McEvoy posted comments on Twitter and Facebook accusing two Welsh women’s groups of perpetrating “publicly funded child abuse”. Both organisations – Welsh Women’s …

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ENGLAND – Women’s views are often ignored in the family law system, says charity

Information leaflets published to help women through the separation and divorce process Maypole Women, the UK charity supporting women through separation and divorce, have launched their first Information Leaflet, aimed at women, and the professionals who support them, through separation and divorce. Called ‘Listening to Mothers’, it aims to inform professionals involved with families through …

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Charities critical of child support reforms

A RECORD number of Welsh children are benefiting from maintenance payments collected or arranged by the Child Support Agency, according to official figures. But the UK Government says the figures suggest many separated parents could be supporting their children without CSA intervention. Ministers say reforms going through Parliament will see better help and support available …

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