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.
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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.
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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.
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.