All the rights, duties, powers, responsibilities and authority which a parent of a child has by law. More than one person may have parental responsibility for the same child at the same time, and a person does not cease to have such responsibility solely because some other person subsequently also acquires it. Both parents have parental responsibility if they were married to each other at the time of the child s birth and they have since separated or divorced. If the child's parents were not married at the time of the birth, the mother always has parental responsibility and the father may have by agreement or by order of the Court. Parental responsibility passes to the adopter when an adoption order is made. Although a residence order or care order may confer parental responsibility, a local authority will not be treated as a parent for certain purposes under the Education Acts. A Care Order grants parental responsibility to a local authority but does not remove it from the child's parents.