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White Paper on Joint Registration of Births published by DCSF

The Department for Children Schools and Families has published a White Paper bringing forward proposals on the joint registration of births by unmarried parents. The White Paper forms part of the proposed Welfare Reform Bill that will go through Parliament in the next session.

The key reforms are:

The White Paper follows on from a Green Paper which sought views on the current policy and practice. A summary of those views is available in the White Paper which can be downloaded from the DSCF website via this link:
http://dcsf.gov.uk/publications/jointbirthregistration/pdfs/birth_registration_wp.pdf

9 June 2008