I am not sure how it came about but I was reading about parental responsibility where the relationship has broken down between an unmarried couple. I came across a problem whereby a mother was distraught because the father had taken the child for the weekend and not returned the him after 4 days and was refusing to do so. The police said that they could not do anything because they had joint parental responsibility. This is to me is crazy - who the hell made up this law? What about the emotional well being of the child in this case?