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(5)The parental rights supersede any analogous rights enjoyed by a parent at common law; but this section is without prejudice to any other right so enjoyed by him or to any right enjoyed by him by, under or by virtue of any other provision of this Ordinance or of any other enactment.

(7)In this section, ‘child’ means a person under the age of eighteen years.”

Delegation by parents  

7.The recommended draft section on delegation of parental rights and responsibilities based on section 2(9) to 2(11) of Children Act 1989 will provide:

“(9)A person who has parental responsibility for a child may not surrender or transfer any part of that responsibility to another but may arrange for some or all of it to be met by one or more persons acting on his behalf.

(10)The person with whom any such arrangement is made may himself be a person who already has parental responsibility for the child concerned.

(11)The making of any such arrangement shall not affect any liability of the person making it which may arise from any failure to meet any part of his parental responsibility for the child concerned.”

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