Maternity / Paternity Leave




Paternity Leave

OPL entitles an officer / member of staff to up to two weeks leave at or around the time of their child's birth/adoption placement. Officers / staff can choose to start this leave:

  • from the date the child is born/placed with the adopter.
  • on a predetermined date after the birth or adoption placement providing this is within 56 calendar days of the child's birth/adoption placement.


Paternity leave must be taken in complete weeks and as one period.

Entitlement will be calculated on a pro-rata basis for officers / staff working reduced hours.

Paternity Pay

With effect from 5 April 2015, Statutory Paternity Pay (SPP) is £140.

Paternity Pay in respect of Ordinary Paternity Leave

Length of Service
 
Entitlement
 
Less than 26 weeks service into the 15th week before the EWC or adoption matching week1 week (40 hours) @ full pay including allowances excluding unsocial hours allowance (regulatory allowance)
1 week (40 hours) unpaid
 
26 weeks service or more into 15th week before the EWC or adoption matching week week (40 hours) @ full pay including allowances excluding unsocial hours allowance (regulatory allowance)
1 week (40 hours) @ SPP rate of £140.98 per week


Once paternity pay begins, any unsocial hours allowance paid to an officer will be stopped for the duration of the paternity leave. This allowance will recommence upon return to work if eligible.

Police Staff

Length of Service
 
Entitlement
 
Less than 26 weeks service into the 15th week before the EWC or adoption matching week1 week (37 hours) @ full pay including allowances (occupational allowance)
1 week (37 hours) unpaid
 
26 weeks service or more into 15th week before the EWC or adoption matching week1 week (37 hours) @ full pay including allowances (occupational allowance)
1 week (37 hours) @ SPP rate of £140.98 per week



Where the weekly salary is less than SPP, the officer / member of staff will be paid 90 per cent of their normal weekly earnings.

If you require any further assistance, please contact your local Federation Rep



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