Child Maintenance Service: Coronavirus

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 24th June 2020.

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Photo of Jess Phillips Jess Phillips Shadow Minister (Home Office)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will place in the Library any guidance or training materials that were issued by her Department to the Child Maintenance Service on how to manage changes in procedure in response to the covid-19 outbreak where domestic abuse was a factor.

Photo of Mims Davies Mims Davies The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

All CMS staff are trained in how to support women who disclose domestic abuse and have access to The Domestic Abuse Plan which guides caseworkers through the appropriate action to take to help safeguard vulnerable women.

There are currently no plans to place Child Maintenance Service guidance or training materials in the Library.

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