Double statutory paternity leave and pay it at a higher rate…introduce six weeks’ use-it-or-lose-it ‘daddy leave’…reform the Family Courts to introduce a presumption of 50-50 shared parenting…who’s promising what about fatherhood in their 2015 election manifestos?
Bringing Fathers In is a series of smart, punchy, evidence-based information sheets backed up with a series of online research summaries.
What do we mean by ‘paternity leave’?
Paternity leave is a father-specific right to take time off work soon after the birth of a child.
Shared Parental Leave is a new right that will give eligible dads and mums (see below for more details on eligibility) more choice over how to share the earning and caring after their child is born (or placed with them through adoption).
Our Dads’ FAQs feature information and guidance on a range of subjects, and are intended to help fathers who want to play an active role in their children’s lives.
Jeremy Davies writes:
Our latest research summary presents strong evidence that new dads taking time off work to look after their babies is good news – not just for them, but for their children, and their children’s mothers.