➡ From Child Welfare Information Gateway NJ:
United Kingdom: Law change gives unmarried fathers parental responsibility (Press release)
Island of Jersey, Home Affairs Department – December 02, 2016
An amendment to the law relating to parental responsibility has come into force today. It means unmarried fathers, who are registered as their child’s father (and therefore named on the birth certificate), will automatically acquire legal responsibility for making decisions about matters affecting their child’s welfare (parental responsibility).