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Under what provisions in the Family Procedure Rules 2010 may a father with parental responsibility be removed as a party to care proceedings? What case law is there in relation to such a removal?

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Published on LexisPSL on 11/10/2018

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  • Under what provisions in the Family Procedure Rules 2010 may a father with parental responsibility be removed as a party to care proceedings? What case law is there in relation to such a removal?

Under what provisions in the Family Procedure Rules 2010 may a father with parental responsibility be removed as a party to care proceedings? What case law is there in relation to such a removal?

Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010), SI 2010/2955, 12.3 sets out who will be an automatic respondent to an application for a care order. A person who has parental responsibility for a child will automatically be a respondent, as they will fall into the category of ‘every person whom the applicant believes to have had parental responsibility immediately prior to the making of the care order’. See Practice Notes: The meaning and scope of parental responsibility and Acquisition of parental responsibility by unmarried fathers as to the ways in which parental responsibility may be acquired by a father.

The court may direct that a person

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