The Board supports all employees who wish to adopt a child/children with a period of leave to assist the family in adjusting to their new circumstances.
Granted this can be exciting but stressful and therefore the service will support as much as possible with a period of paid time off to attend appointments relating to the adoption process.
Full details of provisions available for prospective adoptive parents are detailed below in our guidance and frequently asked questions.
Fostering can vary in length of time from very short period to more prolonged periods of time and the Board aims to be as flexible as possible to support this with unpaid leave.
Policy Adoption/Fostering Board Policy - please note this is currently being reviewed and updated.
Please contact the HR Support and Advice Unit if you wish clarification on the application of this policy.