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Child Maintenance Service

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 61723, tabled on 19 June 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what training is provided to staff at the Child Maintenance Service on domestic abuse.

Answered on

24 June 2020

All CMS staff are trained in how to support women who disclose domestic abuse and have access to The Domestic Abuse Plan which guides caseworkers through the appropriate action to take to help safeguard vulnerable women..

Additionally, earlier this year we introduced a bespoke Domestic Abuse Awareness training course that was developed with Women’s Aid and has been delivered for our staff across the country.

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