Child Support Agency undertaking research : Input wanted by CSA from parents who are paying Child Support.
The Child Support Agency has commissioned Colmar Bruton to conduct research on : Compliance behaviour among paying parents: (research to support a proposed social marketing programme)
The Child Support Agency is following up on research carried out in 1998 :.” To address the problem of parents not complying with child support payments , Inland Revenue Child Support commissioned Colmar Brunton in to research the motivations and barriers that affect paying parents who have laspes in their payments.”
The Scope of the 2004 research is : ” research to understand the compliance behaviour of Child Support Customers……..Following the research we will evaluate whether to proceed with the development of a plan for social marketing.”
Your chance to participate :
“If Colmar Brunton does not contact you by 28 July, the final date for interviews, there is still an opportunity to contribute to the research in writing. If you wish to provide written information , please focus it on the following topics so that it can be considered with our overall results. :
* Why do you think some people do not pay their child support? What barriers do they face?
* What do you think should be done about people who do not pay (both those who do not want to and those who cannot)?
* What changes could child support make in its administration to encourage or help people to pay their child support?
* What else could be done to encourage people to pay?
Any written material should be sent by Friday 13 August.”
If you are going to take this opportunity to participate then it is important that you read these documents:
*Inland Revenue Child Support research 1998 – Overall summary.
*Market research proposal specification.
*Scope document for 2004.
As you write a submission, don’t forget that the only way to obtain a Fair and Reasonable Child Support System is by changing the law. The Child Support Agency administers the Child Support Act 1991. The IRD is driven by the Act, to change the Act requires political action.
Further information and a copy of the documents : send a stamped,self addressed A4 Envelope to :
Fair and Reasonable,
Coalition for a Fair and Reasonable Child Support Act,
C/O 128A Epuni Street,