Why is it important to have a Adoption Policy and Procedure?
This policy has been UPDATED as of APRIL 2015 and therefore is compliant with the new employment legislation that covers family friendly rights. Having a good Adoption policy will clearly details to your employees their rights regarding the placement of a child via an adoption agency.
If employees have more than 26 weeks continuous service before being matched for adoption they are automatically entitled to 52 weeks Adoption Leave. The 52 weeks cover 26 weeks of Ordinary Adoption Leave and the remaining 26 weeks as Additional Adoption Leave.
Our Adoption Policy and Procedure will provide everything you need to ensure you have in place a compliant way that is easy to follow to allow you and your managers to deal with any instances regarding adoption leave protects you and your business
Areas covered in the policy include:
- Purpose and Scope
- Adoption Leave
- Starting Ordinary Adoption Leave
- Notification Requirements
- Statutory Adoption Pay
- Contractual Benefits
- Returning to Work
- Contractual Benefits during adoption leave