Adoption, Fostering and Kinship Policy overview
This policy summarises the eligibility procedure for requesting adoption leave and the support available to employees for fostering and kinship care. It also outlines their statutory and contractual rights and pay arrangements during adoption leave.
Who does this apply to?
The Adoption, Fostering and Kinship Policy applies to all employees and workers who meet the eligibility criteria. This includes bank, agency, and sessional workers.
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The flowchart outlines the key steps when an employee notifies their manager that they want to access the Adoption, Fostering and Kinship Policy or of their intention to take adoption leave. View an accessible text alternative to the visual flowchart.
The Adoption, Fostering and Kinship Policy comes with extensive support to ensure the consistent application of the policies across all NHSScotland employers. These supporting documents form part of the standard for workforce policies that apply to all NHSScotland employees.
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