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    SIMS Learning Gateway for Divorced Parents

    Is there any way to give both parents of a child their own SLG accounts? They are divorced and Mum has remarried but Dad still wants access to SLG.

    Do they just share the one account? Normally only the Priority 1 parent gets the SLG account.

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    Don't all parents who have parental permission automatically get accounts?

    It doesn't actually matter on the priority set as far as I'm aware. We often send out individual logins for mum and dad.

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    Will tick the parental responisbility for Dad so he can get an SLG account.

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    Both can have an account without issue. However a potential point to consider is that in some instances of divorce, one parent may not be allowed access to their child's information before consultation with the other parent. I have seen a couple of instances of this nature, so could be beneficial to check with a pastoral leader.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Max_Power View Post
    Both can have an account without issue. However a potential point to consider is that in some instances of divorce, one parent may not be allowed access to their child's information before consultation with the other parent. I have seen a couple of instances of this nature, so could be beneficial to check with a pastoral leader.
    Only if there is a court order preventing contact.
    It is NOT up to the other parent.
    Parental responsibility is a point of law, regardless of the relationship status.

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    Agreed Sorry forgot to add that aspect - yes with relevant court rulings.

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    Both parents are in agreement and there is no court order.

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    Please note that, by law, an absent Natural Father does not automatically have Parental Responsibility for a daughter or son. Whereas an absent Natural Mother does automatically have Parental Responsibility, unless there is a Court Order against her.
    This makes provisioning of Parents a minefield. We always err on the side of caution and deal with problems later!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sivadam View Post
    Please note that, by law, an absent Natural Father does not automatically have Parental Responsibility for a daughter or son. Whereas an absent Natural Mother does automatically have Parental Responsibility, unless there is a Court Order against her.
    This makes provisioning of Parents a minefield. We always err on the side of caution and deal with problems later!
    But if both parents agree that the absent father can have access and there is no court order then there shouldnt be a problem, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sivadam View Post
    Please note that, by law, an absent Natural Father does not automatically have Parental Responsibility for a daughter or son. Whereas an absent Natural Mother does automatically have Parental Responsibility, unless there is a Court Order against her.
    This makes provisioning of Parents a minefield. We always err on the side of caution and deal with problems later!

    If they were married when the child was born then an absent natural father automatically has parental responsibility.
    If they were not married then the father has parental responsibility if he was named on the birth certificate.

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    Exactly! The following is from Directgov:

    For births registered in England and Wales
    In England and Wales, if the parents of a child are married to each other at the time of the birth, or if they have jointly adopted a child, then they both have parental responsibility. Parents do not lose parental responsibility if they divorce, and this applies to both the resident and the non-resident parent.
    This is not automatically the case for unmarried parents. According to current law, a mother always has parental responsibility for her child. A father, however, has this responsibility only if he is married to the mother when the child is born or has acquired legal responsibility for his child through one of these three routes:
    • (from 1 December 2003) by jointly registering the birth of the child with the mother
    • by a parental responsibility agreement with the mother
    • by a parental responsibility order, made by a court
    Living with the mother, even for a long time, does not give a father parental responsibility and if the parents are not married, parental responsibility does not always pass to the natural father if the mother dies.
    All parents (including adoptive parents) have a legal duty to financially support their child, whether they have parental responsibility or not.

    Other parts of the UK are different!

    The minefield is actually knowing what rights the Father has - you will be amazed how many do not have the correct documentation to prove Parental Responsibility! More often than not this has been lost during the 'break up'!
    Couple this with one Parent trying to deny that the other has PR and pupils that demand that you do not give one parent access and you have the recipe for total chaos!
    Last edited by Sivadam; 23rd February 2012 at 02:31 PM.

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