HR Toolkit: Adopting a Child

This HR Toolkit: Adopting a Child helps you manage adoption and paternity leave effectively, consistently and legally.

Complete Guide to Adopting a Child

My HR Toolkit: Adopting a Child will help you manage your approach and expectations when an employee is adopting a child.

With my HR Toolkit: Adopting a Child you can be confident you won’t miss a critical step in the process from adoption appointments, agreeing to the period of leave, keeping in touch through the absence to welcoming your employee back to work. I include a fully editable template policy which meet the statutory requirements, I also provide a library of template letters and forms which will enable you to manage the period of leave.

And if you need extra help or advice, I’m just a phone call away. Contact me.

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Content of the Kea HR Toolkit: Adopting a Child

The Managers Guidance Notes have been compiled to support you step by step through managing the adoption and paternity leave periods.

  1. Overview of Entitlements
  2. Definitions
  3. Adoption Leave and Pay
  4. Surrogacy
  5. Paternity Leave and Pay
  6. Shared Parental Leave and Pay
  7. Unpaid Parental Leave

To support the guidance notes you will also receive all the templates you might need when you manage adoption and paternity leave and pay, including:

  • Adoption Paternity and Shared parental leave policies
  • Letter responding to employee who has notified intention to take adoption leave
  • Letter responding to employee who has given notice of revised adoption leave start date
  • Letter responding to employee who has provided notice of adoption leave disruption
  • Letter asking employee on adoption leave to work keeping-in-touch day
  • Letter responding to employee’s request to work keeping-in-touch day during adoption leave
  • Letter to employee on adoption leave reminding them of expected return date
  • Letter responding to employee who has notified you that will not be returning to work after adoption leave
  • Letter to employee who has failed to return to work after adoption leave
  • Letter responding to request for paternity leave confirming leave and pay entitlement
  • Letter explaining right to request time off to accompany adopter at adoption appointment
  • Letter responding to request for time off to accompany adopter at adoption appointment
  • Letter confirming continuous period of shared parental leave
  • Letter agreeing to discontinuous periods of shared parental leave
  • Letter inviting employee to meeting to discuss request for discontinuous periods of shared parental leave
  • Letter rejecting request for discontinuous periods of shared parental leave
  • Letter asking employee on shared parental leave to work shared-parental-leave-in-touch (SPLIT) day
  • Letter responding to employee’s request to work shared-parental-leave-in-touch (SPLIT) day
  • Letter accepting an employee’s request to take unpaid parental leave
  • Letter informing an employee of ineligibility for unpaid parental leave
  • Letter postponing a period of unpaid parental leave

Last updated: October 2021.

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In addition to the HR Toolkit: Having a Baby or Adopting a Child you will receive:

Support with Interpretation and Application
I will be available, at no extra charge in the first 12 months of purchase, to provide you with a quick check on the interpretation or application of the content of the HR Toolkit: Having a Baby or Adopting a Child. There are no limits on the number of times you can use the facility, or the length of time each situation takes to resolve. You can use the facility to clarify a step in the process, seek advice on a specific situation that is happening in your business or send me a letter you have amended to check it is still legally compliant.
Always Up To Date
I am constantly reviewing the content of my HR Toolkit: Having a Baby or Adopting a Child and if I make any changes within the first 12 months of purchase I will pass these on to you at no extra charge.
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