What is Parental Responsibility?
Parental Responsibility is defined in law by the Children Act as:
- ‘all the rights, duties, powers, responsibilities and authority which by law a parent of a child has in relation to the ‘child at his property’.
- People with Parental Responsibility are entitled to determine certain aspects of a child’s life, including but not limited to:
- Where the child should live.
- Where the child should go to school.
- What, if any, religion they have.
- What name they should have.
- Withholding or consenting medical treatment.
- Dealing with their money or property.