Laura Sharman 12 May 2021

London council offers paid leave for miscarriage sufferers

London council offers paid leave for miscarriage sufferers image

Barking and Dagenham Council has announced it will give paid leave for any of its staff who suffer the loss of an unborn baby.

Under the new scheme, employees of the council or their partners will be entitled to five days of full-paid leave.

Council workers will also be able to access a range of targeted support, including a buddy system to help them return to work.

Cllr Dominic Twomey, deputy leader of the council and cabinet member for finance, performance & core services, said: 'As a nation we need to do more to talk about miscarriages and remove the stigma surrounding the subject.

'It beggars belief that in 2021, parents who tragically suffer a miscarriage are left with little support, and in many cases, no option but to go back to work or be signed-off sick.

'We hope our changes will go some way to helping support our employees when they need it the most, while also encouraging other organisations to do the same.'

The Miscarriage Association said that around one in four pregnancies end in miscarriage in the country each year.

SIGN UP
For your free daily news bulletin
Highways jobs

Principal Clinical/Counselling Psychologist

Essex County Council
Negotiable
Principal Clinical/Counselling PsychologistPermanent, Part Time£51,510 to £55,000 per annum (Pro Rata)The Divisional Based Intervention Team (D-BIT) a England, Essex, Chelmsford
Recuriter: Essex County Council

Assistant Director of Housing

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council
£90,205 per annum      
This is an excellent time to work within Rotherham. We are passionate about the place and the people who live, work and visit here. Rotherham, South Yorkshire
Recuriter: Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council

Joint Assistant Director – Commissioning and Performance

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council
£90,205
As the Assistant Director, you will be passionate about achieving excellent performance and determined to... Rotherham, South Yorkshire
Recuriter: Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council

Social Workers - Family Support and Protection - North Essex

Essex County Council
Negotiable
Social Workers and Senior Practitioners- Family Support and Protection - North EssexPermanent, Full Time£32,065 to £49,183 per annumLocation
Recuriter: Essex County Council

School Attendance Lead

The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea Council
£44,370 - £50,964 per annum
This is a multi-layered role, in which you'll both be a trusted advisor, and you will be representative of the legal need for... Kensington and Chelsea, London (Greater)
Recuriter: The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea Council

Public Property

Latest issue - Public Property News

This issue of Public Property examines how how flexible workspaces can lead the way in regeneration for local authorities, Why local authority intervention is key to successful urban regeneration schemes and if the Government’s challenge of embracing beauty is an opportunity for communities.

The March issue also takes a closer look at Blackburn with Darwen Council's first digital health hub to help people gain control over health and care services.

Register for your free digital issue