Leave and pay entitlements
To be able to take paternity / partner leave and pay you will need to meet the relevant qualifying criteria. You can check your eligibility and if you meet the qualification criteria by referring to the paternity / partner leave scheme section in the 'Family support leave policy'.If you take paternity / partner leave you can choose to take:
- either one or two consecutive weeks
It must be taken within eight weeks of the child's birth / placement.
Paternity / partner leave can start on any day of the week but cannot be taken as odd days. The amount of time is the same even if there is more than one child e.g. multiple births or more than one child is placed for adoption as part of the same arrangement.
If you qualify, paternity / partner leave is paid at full pay.