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Children's Health leaflets

Consent to treatment and parental rights and responsibilities

Before a doctor, nurse or therapist can examine or treat your child, they need consent or agreement.
Sometimes children can give consent for themselves, depending on their age and how well they understand.
Sometimes you will be asked to give consent for them as their parent.


Due to the length of this leaflet it is available as a digital download only.


The Recite feature on this website attempts to provide digital accessibility and translation support. If you would like to make a request for a leaflet to be produced in a different format please see our PALS contact page in order to contact the team and make a request. If you require a translation please see our translation information page. ESNEFT are actively attempting to achieve accessibility regulation compliance under the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No.2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

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