We are delighted to announce that Family Law in Partnership is the Centenary Sponsor of Gingerbread, the charity which has been championing the voices and needs of single parent families since 1918.
Gingerbread has launched a state of the nation report – One in four – a profile of single parents in the UK – which profiles single parents today to see how life has changed for the one in four families headed by a single parent in the UK. The report finds that a third of children with a working single parent today are living in poverty.
The report calls for the government to build a fairer child maintenance system with better access and more effective arrangements. Director James Pirrie of Family Law in Partnership is one of the leading experts on the child maintenance system with a commentator noting that he is “undoubtedly this country’s expert on child support”. As a specialist in child maintenance, James appeared before the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee to talk about the practical impact of the introduction of the new Child Maintenance Scheme.