Letters of consent
Once you have executed a deed poll on your child's behalf you must inform everyone (school, doctor, bank, etc) of the change of name. Most organisations will require a letter signed by everyone with parental responsibility confirming that they consent to the change of name. You can use the templates on this page to compose your letter of consent.
Letter for parent with sole responsibility
This letter is to be used when only one person has parental responsibility for the child whose name is being changed.
Letter for parents with joint responsibility
This letter is to be used when two or more people have joint parental responsibility for the child whose name is being changed.
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What is parental responsibility?
Who has parental responsibility for my child?
Can I change my child's name without full parental consent?
Can a birth certificate be updated?
Letters of consent examples and templates (viewed)