Maternity, Paternity and Adoption
Members of staff may be entitled to take Adoption Leave around the placement of a child for adoption or when the adoption agency has found a match for a child or children for the purpose of adoption.
All female members of staff of the University of the Arts London are entitled to 26 weeks Ordinary Maternity Leave and a further 26 weeks of Additional Maternity Leave. They may also be entitled to Enhanced or Statutory Maternity Pay during this period.
Ordinary and additional Paternity Leave may be available to new fathers or the partner or spouse of the child’s mother, or adopter who wish to take time off work to care for the child and or support the mother.
Parental Leave gives parents the right to take an unpaid period of time off work to look after a child, make arrangements for the child’s welfare or enable parents to spend more time with their young children.