What do you mean by a ‘parenting responsibility’?

This means you're responsible for the care and wellbeing of a child aged 17 or under.

This includes being:

  • a biological parent
  • a step-parent
  • an adoptive or legal parent
  • a legally-appointed guardian
  • a foster carer
  • someone who provides kinship or other parental care to the child of a family member or friend.

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