Parental Responsibility

The Children Act 1989 introduced the concept of parental responsibility and defines it as:

  • All the rights, duties,powers and authority which by law a parent of a child has in relation to the child and his property.

  • A person who has parental responsibility for a child has the right to make decisions about their care and upbringing

Who has Parental Responsibility?

Parental responsibility (House of Commons Library 2014)