New Fathers 4 Justice stages protest at CSA offices

September 27, 2010

Campaigners for the New Fathers 4 Justice Group staged a protest at the CSA’s offices in Dudley, Birmingham.

Staff were confronted by a group of around a dozen protesters as they showed up for work on 20th September, and say that they were sworn at and accused of being “child abusers”.

Officers from the local police force were on hand to prevent any attempts by members of the group to scale the building, and according to one demonstrator, Jeremy Pogue, their presence prevented them from entering the offices.

The 49 year old, who had travelled from his home in South Wales to participate in the demonstration, said:

“There were officers at every entrance, denying any access to the roof.

“But the next time we com we will be on the roof – I promise you that.”

The protesters, who came dressed as The Pope, Batman, Iron Man and Spider-Man, with one female supporter dressed as Wonder Woman, allege that one member of the Child Support Agency staff made a v-sign at them.

Gary Roe, from Derbyshire, masterminded the protest and said that he had been paying £30 every week towards the upkeep of his daughter voluntarily to his ex-partner. However, the CSA had upped the payments to £77. Mr Roe commented:

“We are fighting for 50-50 rights because at the moment, the courts are all one way.”

A spokesman, on behalf of the CSA, said:

“The Child Support Agency arranges and collects maintenance payments on behalf of almost 850,000 children and will not be intimidated or deterred from that task.

“Separated parents can arrange their own private maintenance arrangements without involving the Agency if they are able to. If anyone feels they have been unfairly treated by the Agency there is an independent complaints process.”

Comments

56 Responses to “New Fathers 4 Justice stages protest at CSA offices”

  1. Wayne on October 14th, 2010 6:21 pm

    Do the staff at the CSA need a qualification to treat me like SHIT?
    Do the goverment condone this?

  2. conner on February 23rd, 2012 9:57 pm

    Hi I father to two who my world and I pay for them through private agreement ,because she think she get more out me she going through csa I got no more to give, how am I ment to have suitable place for my kids if csa carry on the way they do ,let alone try save for my kids future ,it feels like if her kids don’t have the same the same from the other fathers she try to push on me , well hope give some advice I sole trader if I make my out going go up for work so my income goes down would this work please any advice would help ,my daughter only 4 years left of school I need to get money put away for her

  3. craig brown on May 11th, 2012 10:20 pm

    Im so depressed the csa say they are here to be fair but how can that be when i am on minium wage as you can tell im not well educated man when i went to the csa to pay for my kids they fed me so meny lies and i did belive what they said to me now im paying over half my wages to them resulting in me not being able to see my kids i try to explain to them that i can not live with half my wages but i would get more reponse from a brick wall at the moment it wont be long to im homeless they dont care they treat me like a crimanal everything that went wrong was my fault the future is so black for me i wonder whats the point of fighting for a life anymore they sent me one letter telling me one thing and then sent another. telling me something different i wish i could fight them but i need help someone who is educated im loseing the battle

  4. craig brown on August 30th, 2012 6:20 am

    don.. wot a knob….. is robing 3 kids to pay for one good then iam loosing everything ive work for because my ex from years ago is still not happy that ive moved on and the csa treat people the way they do my 3 kids that live with me now have to go with no dad out there wants to see any of there kids go without its just the way ex and the csa go about

  5. Iain Corcoran on October 19th, 2013 4:21 pm

    I AM ASKING ALL NON RESIDENT PARENTS & FAMILIES OF THE NON RESIDENT PARENTS TO JOIN ME AND STAGE A DEMONSTRATION TO NO 10 DOWNING STREET AND THE HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT.

    The Csa & the Government do nothing to protect the NRP – All they seem to care about is themselves.

    Until we start to get noticed we will always be pushed around by these people……

    ITS TIME TO SPEAK OUT & BE NOTICED

  6. Ash on February 7th, 2019 3:31 pm

    I have been bullied by the CSA for almost 30 years, taking me to court and threatening me with, jail, taking away my drivers licence and also my passport.

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