Two child limit - exceptions guidance
The government has published further information on the exceptions to the two child limit, which applies to a third or subsequent child born on or after 6 April 2017. This includes a form for the claimant to complete if the exception applies and guidance for professionals who are required to provide supporting evidence. Only registered social workers can provide evidence for the ‘informal care’ exception. There is a list of approved professionals who can provide evidence in connection with the ‘non-consensual conception’ exception.
Publication Date: 24.05.2017
The list of approved third party professionals who can provide evidence in connection with the ‘non-consensual conception’ exception includes:
- a healthcare professional in a Sexual Assault Referral Centre
- other healthcare professionals, such as a doctor, midwife, nurse or health visitor
- a registered social worker
- a specialist support worker from an organisation which is a member of The Survivors Trust or Rape Crisis England and Wales or the Women’s Aid Federation of England.
Third Force News reports that Rape Crisis Scotland (RCS), Scottish Women’s Aid (SWA) and Engender have said they will refuse to “collude” with any scheme to assess entitlement for rape victims.
View the guidance in full: