The Department of Social Protection invites submissions from interested parties to participate in a public consultation to review certain aspects of the treatment of maintenance by the Department and consideration of the establishment of a Child Maintenance Agency.
Interested parties are invited to make a submission with observations in relation to the terms of reference outlined in the attached document which incorporates additional support information. The submission process is an opportunity for stakeholders to provide information, experiences and different perspectives on the areas under consideration. Stakeholder submissions are a vital source of information and views, helping inform the Child Maintenance Review Group in relation to recommendations which will be included in a Report to be submitted to the Minister for Social Protection for consideration.
Before making any submission please review the privacy information below. If after reading this you wish to make a submission, a submission may be made by email or post:
Child Maintenance Review Group
One Parent and Child Income Policy, Floor One, Department of Social Protection, Arás Mhic Dhiarmada, Store Street, Dublin 1, D01 WY03.
Deadline for submissions is Friday, 26th March 2021.
This is a public consultation and the Freedom of Information Act 2014 applies.
Any personal information, which you volunteer to this Department, will be treated with the highest standards of security and confidentiality, strictly in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/67 and the Data Protection Act 2018. Please note the following:
The Department’s full Privacy statement can be reviewed here
The information provided in your submission will be shared with members of the Child Maintenance Review Group, with any personal data redacted.
The Department may publish the outcome of the reviews and submissions received under this consultation on www.Gov.ie, and a full list of those who make submissions may be included as an appendix in any reporting that emerges from the consultation process. Any personal data will be redacted.
Any non-personal information received by the Department included in submissions may be released under the FOI Act. Should a request for this information be made, the Department will consult with you before making a decision should it be required to disclose it. Again, any personal data would be redacted in line with FOI legislation.
Submissions will be retained until the review process, including the implementation of any accepted recommendations has been concluded.
Child Maintenance Review Group Consultation Process