Parental Responsibility

To change your child’s name, you must have full parental responsibility. If the child’s mother and father both have parental responsibility, then they both need to agree on the change of name.


Parental responsibility is a legal term that means having all the legal rights and responsibilities for a child.

Who has parental responsibility?

In the United Kingdom, the mother has parental responsibility at the child's birth. However, the law relating to the father's rights vary according to where and when the birth was registered. 


Answer the following question to use our Parental Responsibility Determiner:


When was the child's birth registered? (Please click below)