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Evaluation of child poverty pilots: delivering improved services for separating parents

Between October 2009 and March 2011 ten partnerships, consisting of voluntary and statutory services, received Government funding to provide services under the umbrella of Child Poverty Pilots: Delivering Improved Services for Separating Parents. This initiative was part of a suite of nine Child Poverty Pilots operating across England since 2008, representing a varied set of policy interventions, each testing a range of different approaches to reduce child poverty.

The aim of this initiative was to test how best to co-ordinate local services for separating and separated parents and their children, especially those who are disadvantaged, in order that access to financial, practical, legal and emotional help could be speeded up, and parental conflict and the negative impact of separation on children’s outcomes minimised.