Shared Parental Leave

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Further Information

See the workSMART Know Your Rights leaflets on time off for mothers (PDF, 131KB), fathers (PDF, 135KB), adoptive parents (PDF, 143KB) and parents having a child through surrogacy (PDF, 154KB).

The GOV.UK website has forms for applying for shared parental leave and pay.

Other useful sources of information are the SPLASH web portal, designed by a group of charities and legal experts to provide advice on Shared Parental Leave, and advice leaflets provided by the charity Maternity Action and Working Families.

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