About the study: This project is being run by the National Council for Single Mothers and their Children (NCSMC) in partnership with Swinburne University. This project will collect survey data about single mothers’ experiences of child support. In Australia, like elsewhere, single parents who are overwhelmingly mothers, are disproportionately likely to experience poverty and financial hardship.

Research outputs: The NCSMC has received a small amount of funding ($2,000) from the advocacy group ‘Economic Security 4 Women’ to write a position paper on women’s experiences of child support. The survey data will support the paper. The data collected will be published in a paper by the NCSMC and future publications from Associate Professor Kay Cook.

Concerns: Please note, this survey contains a section with questions on domestic violence and control which are of a confronting and sensitive nature. For example: Has domestic violence or conflict influenced your child support agreement? Does your ex-partner threaten or coerce you into not reporting the actual amount collected?

Should you find any of the topics in the survey distressing please contact the NCSMC on 1800 758 150 or 1800 RESPECT. If you have questions about they survey, please contact childsupport@swin.edu.au

This project has been approved by or on behalf of Swinburne’s Human Research Ethics Committee in line with the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research. If you have any concerns or complaints about the conduct of this project, you can contact: Research Ethics Officer, Swinburne Research (H68), Swinburne University of Technology, PO Box 218, HAWTHORN VIC 3122 Australia. Tel (03) 9214 3845 or +61 3 9214 3845 or resethics@swin.edu.au 

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