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Oxford University's Shared Parental Leave (SPL) scheme enables parents to share a period of leave and pay following the birth or adoption of their child. Several departmental members who have used the scheme report valuable increased bonding with their children.

With Mother's Day coming up on Sunday 22 March 2020, three DPAG staff members share their experiences of SPL and how they have benefitted, alongside a helpful overview of how it works from a departmental HR representative:

Image credit for Clifford Talbot photograph: Greg Smolonski

 

More information on SPL can be found here.

DPAG staff can refer to the following internal departmental materials:

Guide to Family Friendly Policies

Becoming a Parent Whilst at DPAG – FAQs

Staff Experience of Becoming a Parent Whilst at DPAG