PR is a legal term which is defined as 'all the rights, duties, powers, responsibilities and authority which by law a parent of a child has in relation to the child'.
Having PR for a child means that you are legally responsible for, and have the right to be consulted about, matters such as the child's health, education, religion, welfare and the name your child should use.
There are two types of PR: Sole and Joint. Sole PR means that just one person has legal responsibility for the child. Joint PR means that legal responsibility for the child is shared by two or more people.
Which type of PR applies to your situation depends on whether the child’s parents have been married, and where and when the child’s birth was registered.