Premature Babies ACAS Guidance
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Circular No: NP/155/17
Our Ref: EO/3
TO ALL BRANCHES, REGIONAL OFFICES & REGIONAL COUNCILS
2nd October 2017
PREMATURE BABIES – ACAS GUIDANCE
ACAS have published new advice for employers on how to support staff who have given birth to premature or ill babies.
Over 95,000 premature or sick babies are born each year in the UK. For their families this is a difficult time and working parents in these circumstances often find themselves trying to handle the demands of their job, caring for their new-born and looking after other family members.
Whilst this guidance is aimed at employers, it is a handy resource regarding statutory rights and good practice for such a stressful time. The document can be found on-line here: http://www.acas.org.uk/index.aspx?articleid=6049
I would be grateful if you could bring the contents of this circular to the attention of your members.