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Human Resources


Context and basic principles

The University of Cambridge aims to provide shared parental leave benefits which comply with both the letter and the spirit of the law and meet all the statutory requirements.

Shared Parental Leave enables eligible parents to choose how to split the available leave between them and enables them to be off work together or at different times. Its purpose is to give parents more flexibility in considering how to best care for, and bond with, their child in the first 52 weeks following birth or adoption, instead of simply taking maternity/adoption and paternity leave.

All eligible employees have a statutory right to take Shared Parental Leave.