To amend the law which automatically gives Parental Responsibility to mothers

To restore the civil liberty of fathers, where their name was entered onto their child’s Birth Certificate prior to 01/12/2003, so that they automatically receive Parental Responsibility for that child (as they would have done if their child was born after 01/12/2003).

Why is this idea important?

To restore the civil liberty of fathers, where their name was entered onto their child’s Birth Certificate prior to 01/12/2003, so that they automatically receive Parental Responsibility for that child (as they would have done if their child was born after 01/12/2003).

Parents automatic joint custody to their children

Automatic Joint custody to children by the parents to ensure balance.  Both parents to have access rights to see their children (exept in exeptional circumstances of course).  Joint responsibility for their children including finance.  At the moment the Mother may receive money for her child but this is not always spent on the child.  Efforts should be made to stop the culture of having children (different fathers) to make a living or avoid going out to work.  Perhaps giving benefits in vouchers would be appropriate in some cases.  At the moment the Mother can control access to the child, very often this is abused and is damaging and very upsetting to the child.

The CSA are a collection agency only (their own words) they do not ensure the welfare of the child or even protect the child by ensuing the money they collect is used to help the child.

Why is this idea important?

Automatic Joint custody to children by the parents to ensure balance.  Both parents to have access rights to see their children (exept in exeptional circumstances of course).  Joint responsibility for their children including finance.  At the moment the Mother may receive money for her child but this is not always spent on the child.  Efforts should be made to stop the culture of having children (different fathers) to make a living or avoid going out to work.  Perhaps giving benefits in vouchers would be appropriate in some cases.  At the moment the Mother can control access to the child, very often this is abused and is damaging and very upsetting to the child.

The CSA are a collection agency only (their own words) they do not ensure the welfare of the child or even protect the child by ensuing the money they collect is used to help the child.

Equal Rights for Fathers

In the event of separation/divorce, joint residency should be the norm rather than the exception. Under current rules, it is absurd that a father may have to still pay child maintenance to the mother even if the children have more overnight stays with him because historically the mother has been the one in receipt of child allowance (the Child Support Agency use this to determine who the resident parent is and therefore who pays (or not) child maintenance).

Why is this idea important?

In the event of separation/divorce, joint residency should be the norm rather than the exception. Under current rules, it is absurd that a father may have to still pay child maintenance to the mother even if the children have more overnight stays with him because historically the mother has been the one in receipt of child allowance (the Child Support Agency use this to determine who the resident parent is and therefore who pays (or not) child maintenance).