Child Maintenance Options

Child Maintenance Options provides free, impartial information and support to help parents make informed decisions about child maintenance arrangements.

Child maintenance is about providing help with a child's everyday living costs. This includes things like food and clothes, and helping to provide a home for your child or children and it is usually money that the parent without the main day-to-day care of a child pays to the other parent.

Once a parent has contacted the service, child maintenance options are given and explained but the final decision is the parents.

Child Maintenance Options will also help signpost parents to other organisations which can help them to resolve some of their concerns or issues which do not relate to child maintenance

You can contact them on 0800 988 0988 or visit the website. Click here.

Who to contact

0800 988 0988 0800 988 0988
Access via website
Child Maintenance Options website
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Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday - Friday: 8.00am - 8.00pm Saturday: 9.00am - 4.00pm


Referral Details

Available to all separated / separating parents by self referral, or through Jobcentre Plus, GP’s or other health professionals.

Page last reviewed: 09/08/2022


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