Applying for ordinary paternity/maternity support leave

To qualify for paid ordinary paternity/maternity support leave you must:

  • inform your line manager/ Head of Discipline in writing (this can be email) and send a copy to your Human Resources Business Partner, by the 15th week before the expected week of childbirth (e.g. by the time your partner is approx 25 weeks' pregnant) or no later than seven days after the date on which notification was received from the adoption agency of the match with the child
  • complete form PD76 at least 28 days before you want your paternity/maternity support pay to start.
  • inform your Human Resources Business Partner when the baby has been born or, in the case of adoption, when the child’s placement has commenced for your entitlement to SPP to begin

You will be able to change your mind about the date you want your leave to start, providing you inform your Human Resources Business Partner, in writing, at least 28 days in advance.