Does a divorced father still have parental responsibility for their child?

Parents don't lose parental responsibility if they divorce, although it can be removed or restricted by a court. If you are in any doubt, ask to see proof of identity, and evidence of parental responsibility.

If the mother says parental responsibility has been removed by a court, you should ask for evidence of this.

For more information about this subject, see our guide on consent and young patients.

This page was correct at publication on 24/11/2021. Any guidance is intended as general guidance for members only. If you are a member and need specific advice relating to your own circumstances, please contact one of our advisers.