New Parent Support Policy overview
The New Parent Support Policy outlines the procedure eligible employees must follow to request new parent support leave, also known as paternity leave. In addition, it provides details about employees' statutory and contractual rights to new parent support pay, also known as paternity pay.
Who does this apply to?
The New Parent Support Policy applies to all employees who meet the eligibility criteria.
7 page [pdf]
The flowchart outlines the key steps in the process when an employee notifies their manager that they want to take new parent support leave following the birth of a baby or the adoption of a child. View and accessible text alternative to the visual flowchart.
The New Parent Support 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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Right to be represented
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