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Seminar 2012

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Maternity, paternity and parental leave reforms: the health and equality impacts
The Government has foreshadowed major changes to maternity, paternity and parental leave with the aim of promoting shared parenting.  Maternity Action held a seminar to consider:
 
What are the implications of the reforms for the health and wellbeing of mother, baby and family?
How can we best promote the take-up of leave by fathers while protecting the job security of women?
What can be done to support flexibility on return to work?

Is there sufficient legal protection for breastfeeding on return to work?


Speakers included:

Vicky Carne, Head of Midwifery, MIDIRS

Alison Garnham, Chief Executive, Child Poverty Action Group
Kate Green MP, Shadow Minister of State for Equalities
Peter Moss, Emeritus Professor, Institute of Education, University of London

Camilla Palmer, Leigh Day Solicitors
Sarah Veale, Head of Equality and Employment Rights, TUC
Rosalie Ward, Researcher, Author of 'Health and equality impacts of well paid parental leave'
Cathy Warwick, General Secretary, Royal College of Midwives

View the agenda

Here are some of the speakers' presentations:

BIS - the reforms

Promoting health and wellbeing - Cathy Warwick RCM

Health issues emerging from work during pregnancy - Vicky Carne

How to promote take-up of leave by fathers - Peter Moss

Parental Leave - the health and equality impacts - RosalieWard

Health and safety during pregnancy and maternity - Roz Hampson

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