Child support

17yr teenager was referred to H&S for assistance on behalf of another NGO. The 17 yr. old was given a warrant to serve on her partner for child maintenance. H&S counsellor accompanied client to the La Grange Police Station and spoke to the ASP who requested a police constable to accompany client to the residence of client’s partner for the warrant to be served. On arrival, the officer was told the defendant was not at home, but was expected to return shortly. Information and a summons was given to the defendant’s mother indicating the date the defendant should attend court. The 17 yr. old client was grateful for the help she received from H&S and the La Grange Police Station. Client case information was given to H&S court support counsellor to follow up.