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G4S will run Child Maintenance Options service

Company granted five year contract to run advice and help service

The Department for Works and Pensions has announced that G4S will be the new provider of the Child Maintenance Options service following a competitive tendering process. The contract, which is worth £18m over five years, will see the company deliver the specialist contact centre for separated parents
In making the announcement, the government has committed itself to retaining the service for a further five years. 

G4S will provide Child Maintenance Options' help and support via telephone, text, online chat and social media, to help separated parents sort out child maintenance.

Janet Wojtkow, Director of Child Maintenance Options, said:

"We've helped almost a million parents with impartial help and support since we started the service five years ago. We look forward to helping even more parents work together in the years to come – to ensure their children get the best possible start in life."