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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’).



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


Policy Details

Download: PDF version
Compiled by: HR Business Partners and Advisors
Ratified by: Trust Executive Committee
Date Ratified: May 2019
Date Issued: May 2019
Review Date: May 2022
Target Audience: All staff
Contact name: HR Business Partners and Advisors


See also:

  • Adoption Leave Policy
  • Annual leave policy
  • Buying and Selling Annual Leave Scheme
  • Career Break Policy
  • Flexible Working Policy
  • Maternity Leave and Fertility Treatment Policy
  • Shared Parental Leave Policy
  • Special Leave Policy