Parental responsibility only lasts as a legal concept until the child is 18 or if the child marries between 16 & 18, on marriage or until an adoption order is made.
A mother will always have parental responsibility until the child is 18 unless an adoption order is made.
A married father is in the same position.
An unmarried father’s parental responsibility may be ended by a court order or as a result of an adoption or placement order. The same applies to any other person who acquires PR by PR agreement or order. The child or any other person with PR may apply to terminate PR.
A local authority will lose parental responsibility as soon as a care order is ended unless it has a placement order.
If a residence order is made, parental responsibility only lasts as long as the residence order.
A Special Guardian will lose PR if the order for special guardianship is discharged.