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Family LawText, Cases, and Materials

Family Law: Text, Cases, and Materials (4th edn)

Joanna Miles, Rob George, and Sonia Harris-Short
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date: 12 June 2024

p. 68210. Parental Responsibilitylocked

p. 68210. Parental Responsibilitylocked

  • Joanna Miles, Joanna MilesReader in Family Law & Policy and Fellow of Trinity College, University of Cambridge
  • Rob GeorgeRob GeorgeAssociate Professor of Family Law, University College London
  •  and Sonia Harris-ShortSonia Harris-ShortFormer Professor of Law, University of Birmingham


All books in this flagship series contain carefully selected substantial extracts from key cases, legislation, and academic debate, providing able students with a stand-alone resource. This chapter examines the concept of parental responsibility and its legal significance; the various legislative provisions dealing with who automatically holds parental responsibility, as well as how, and by whom, it may be acquired; the exercise of parental responsibility and the various restrictions that may be imposed on the decision-making authority of those who hold it; and the rights and responsibilities of those adults who care for a child but do not have parental responsibility.

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