For Shared Parental Leave (SPL) to start, the mother or adopter must do one of the following:
Shared Parental Leave can start for the partner while the mother or adopter is still on maternity or adoption leave if written notice has been given to end the leave.
The employee must provide written notice of their entitlement to SPL and ShPP, including:
It must also include a signed declaration from the partner stating:
After receiving this notice, you will be asked to also provide:
The mother or adopter may be able to change their decision to end maternity or adoption leave early if both:
One of the following must also apply:
ACAS – Paternity Leave and Pay
Maternity Action – Additional Paternity Leave and Pay
Citizens Advice – Parental Rights at Work
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