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Reply To: Consent when parents are separated

Sarah Neilson

Hi, I always ask for signed consent from both parents.

I would be interested to hear what others do too as on a couple of occasions in the past I have chosen not take on client’s as wanted an assessment but told me that the other didn’t think their child had any difficulties. I therefore knew that it was quite possible that one parent would not give consent. If I only required one signature but the other parent didn’t want the assessment I didn’t know where I would stand.