Ashford & St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (ASPH) is committed to supporting working parents to achieve a good work life balance. This policy sets out the Trust’s arrangements for supporting employees who are about to welcome a new child into their family either as the biological father, mother’s partner, father’s partner or adopter or partner of the adopter.

The policy sets out the provisions for new parent leave and pay (previously titled ‘Paternity Leave’ or ‘Maternity Support Leave’). It seeks to be flexible, fair and supportive and is part of a suite of policies providing support and benefits to employees with parenting or caring responsibilities.



This policy applies equally to all employees regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity.


Policy Details

Download: PDF version
Compiled by: Employee Relations Team and Deputy Director HR
Ratified by: Trust Executive Committee
Date Ratified: January 2023
Date Issued: January 2023
Review Date: January 2026
Target Audience: All staff
Contact name: Employee Relations Manager, HR Business Partners, and HR Advisors


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