Who has parental responsibility?

Parental Responsibility is a legal term that refers to the rights, duties, powers, responsibilities, and authority that a parent has in relation to their child.

A mother automatically has parental responsibility for her child from birth.

A father has parental responsibility if he is either married to the child’s mother, or is named on the birth certificate.

A person who has obtained a Parental Responsibility Agreement or order from the court.

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