Shared Parental Leave
The College recognises the importance of providing a greater choice for parents in how they arrange parental care. Shared Parental Leave provides eligible parents with the opportunity to choose to share between them the care of their child during the first year following their child’s birth or the placement of a child with them for adoption.
In line with all of the College’s family leave policies, our Shared Parental Leave guidance and policy are inclusive. It applies to eligible parents irrespective of your gender identity, sexual orientation, gender expression, biological sex or if you are transitioning.
Guidance for staff and managers
View our information on Shared Parental Leave eligibility and the steps that need to be taken, along with worked examples and FAQs.
Guidance for staff
Check your eligibility and find out what you need to do to take Shared Parental Leave.
Examples of Shared Parental Leave patterns
Examples of how maternity leave could be coverted into Shared Parental Leave.