Consent for DNA and Parental Responsibility - DNA Clinics | Parental Responsibility |
Consent will be sort from the person or persons who have parental responsibility for a child when it is appropriate. An unmarried father does not acquire parental responsibility automatically. If a child was registered after 1st December 2003, then the father will have parental responsibility for the child as long as he is named as the father on the child’s birth certificate (this includes being named on the certificate following a re- registration of the birth).