In this section:
- “Non Looked After” Children
A child is born
Mother has full parental responsibilities and rights
Father has responsibilities and rights if:
If and when a child is ill and may need to go into hospital, carers need to be aware of the healthcare rights, needs and issues relating to the child in their care. Please visit Children’s Health Scotland for further information.
This order regulates the arrangements for maintaining personal relations and direct contact with a child and a parent or others such as grandparent, aunt, uncle, siblings etc. Depending on the age of the child, his/her views will be considered by the court.
This may allow the parents of the child or other family members to maintain contact.
When kinship carers obtain a Section 11 from the Court you must confirm with the Court what parental responsibilities and rights you will have. This order will not provide consent to adopt the child.
On some occasions the parents may still have some responsibilities and rights over the child. If they do they can interfere with the decisions you make about that child. This may mean that you have to return to Court.
This can be a very distressing experience and expensive for you.