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2.2.6 Birth mother is primary carer for PLP purposes


The birth mother of a child usually is the primary carer (1.1.P.230) of a newborn child, although other carers may be the primary carer in particular circumstances (2.2.7).

Act reference: PPLAct section 47 When a person is the primary carer of a child

PPL Rules Part 2 Eligibility for PLP

Policy reference: PPL Guide 2.2.1 PLP eligibility overview

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