Consent may be given by one person with parental responsibility, although in some circumstances it is appropriate to have the agreement of both parents if possible – for example, if you need to carry out multiple extractions under sedation.
For some types of treatment there is a requirement for agreement between those who hold parental responsibility. If a dispute cannot be resolved informally, you should seek legal advice about whether to apply for a court ruling.
This guidance was correct at publication 22/08/2016. It 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.