Parental responsibility: A legal perspective

Cornock, Marc (2007). Parental responsibility: A legal perspective. Journal of Children's and Young People's Nursing, 1(4) p. 194.



Parental responsibility is often discussed in relation to the care and treatment of children–but what is parental responsibility? Who has it and what does it allow the person who has it to do? This commentary aims to answer these questions from a legal perspective. As with many issues regarding children, it is not surprising that it is the Children Act 1989 that provides legislative guidance on the subject of parental responsibility.

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