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26 Sep 12 #358047 by emotionallydrained
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Having parental responsibility means assuming all the rights, duties, powers, responsibilities and authority that a parent of a child has by law.


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Legally what is the position of a school if a father with PR and contact order ordering collection of child from school requests to school that in case of emergency his own father "child''s grandfather" would collect said child from school?

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26 Sep 12 #358051 by sleepybird
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I cant see why not to be honest.

If RP put down her mother as collecting child in emergencies then im sure that would be fine so it should work the same way.

I would write a letter to the school and ask the question.

We wrote to my partners sons school enclosing a copy of the order and stating that he wants to be added to their mailing list for correspondance etc.

They replied saying that they have added his details and will also let sons class teacher know the situation.

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26 Sep 12 #358053 by emotionallydrained
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It is the school that are unsure.

The meeting with school was done & arrangements sorted. Ex solicitors sent letter to school informing school that C/O only relates to Mr Drained picking daughter up.

When Mr Drained Snr went to pick daughter up as arranged due to Mr Drained being stuck in traffic and having notified school of such, school went back on such agreement and daughter left to wait in class for collection.

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26 Sep 12 #358057 by rubytuesday
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But your CO does not limit school collection to only yourself during your contact time, nor is there any order reducing your PR.

Do you think the school are "playing it safe" , fearful of the reaction of the mother if Mr Drained Snr, or any other person delegated by yourself collected your daughter?

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26 Sep 12 #358062 by emotionallydrained
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rubytuesday wrote:

But your CO does not limit school collection to only yourself during your contact time, nor is there any order reducing your PR.

Do you think the school are "playing it safe" , fearful of the reaction of the mother if Mr Drained Snr, or any other person delegated by yourself collected your daughter?


I appreciate the position the school is in & realise safety is the best policy and after they sought legal advise, I guess incorrectly they can only act as advised.

Shame that a school are fearful of the reaction though, but another school were fearful of the same person & bowed to her demands too. That''s another story & finally sorted, *I hope*

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