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Adoption Leave

Adoption leave is available for employees who meet certain qualifying criteria in accordance with the University's Adoption Leave policy



You must notify your line manager and the HR Adviser for your School or Function of your intention to adopt within 7 days of the date on which you are matched with a child, and at least 4 weeks before you want to start receiving Statutory Adoption Pay. Within this notification, you must confirm the date on which the child will come to live with you and the date on which you intend to commence your Adoption Leave – this will be either the date the child comes to live with you or a date up to 14 days before the expected date of placement. This notification should be in writing. An Adoption Leave Notification Formis available for this purpose.