Select Committee on Draft Children (Contact) and Adoption Bill First Report

Chapter 5: Compensation for financial loss (clause 4)

198.  We recommend that the Government re-evaluate clause 4 in order to place the onus firmly upon the court making the order to ensure that the debt is paid or, failing that, to ensure that other measures are substituted for the compensation order. (para 114)

199.  We further recommend that it should be made more clear, either on the face of the Bill or in guidance, that an application for compensation for financial loss can be made by either the non-resident or resident parent. (para 115)

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