Some enlightened employers give dads unpaid leave to attend two antenatal appointments; from 2015 this will become a legal right.
New dads will be able to take up to 50 weeks’ parental leave to look after their babies in their first year, under new proposals to be introduced in 2015.
What is the ideal design of parenting leave (maternity, paternity and parental leave) in high, middle and low income countries?
Which? has published some useful paternity leave templates for dads. The templates, which include a letter of notice for paternity leave, a self-certificate form, and an application form for additional paternity leave, are available as free downloads on the Which?
Although the Fatherhood Institute receives no funding to respond to fathers’ enquiries, we often receive telephone calls and emails from dads who want good quality information and guidance on a range of subjects.
The Maternity and Paternity Rights and Women Returners Survey 2009/10 shows that 91% of fathers took time off around the time of their baby’s birth.