Parental Consent Form The parental consent form should be written in a style that indicates it is the parent or legal guardian who is consenting to allow the minor to participate in the study. The heading for this form is Parental Consent Form. Follow the standard format for consent forms described on page 39 except for the concluding consent statement, which should be as follows: You are voluntarily making a decision whether or not to allow your child/legal ward to participate. Your signature indicates that, having read the information provided above, you have decided to permit your child/legal ward to participate. You will be given a copy of this consent form to keep.