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?
Vicky Carne, Head of Midwifery, MIDIRS
Garnham, Chief Executive, Child Poverty Action GroupCamilla Palmer, Leigh Day Solicitors
Kate Green MP, Shadow Minister of State
Peter Moss, Emeritus Professor, Institute of Education, University of London
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