Children and Families Directorate
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The Department of Social Development's Child Care and Protection Programme aims to safeguard and promote child well-being and build resilience of families and communities to care for and protect their children. Services The Department of Social...
If the court has ordered that a parent must pay child support, it's a criminal offence not to pay.
As parents, we have a legal duty to support our children financially. If you're the primary caregiver of a child, you have the right to apply to a maintenance court for an official demand that the other parent contributes monthly to support the child.
All adoptions must be recorded in the child's birth register if requested by the adoptive parents.