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goteam Thu 30-Apr-20 11:30:47

I am thinking of taking parental leave later in the year to support DC with a transition. Is it possible to take 4 weeks for one child and 4 weeks for another straight after? I havent taken any yet but am aware 4 weeks is the yearly maximum you can take. Does anyone have experience? Gov.uk just had the basics.

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KillerofMen Thu 30-Apr-20 14:10:03

It's 4 weeks for each child. There's nothing in the guidance to say you can't take it as an 8 week block so I would assume that's fine.

goteam Thu 30-Apr-20 16:16:10

Thanks @KillerofMen I couldn't see anything either. I just wondered if anybody had done it.

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Comefromaway Thu 30-Apr-20 17:46:11

Be aware that your employer does not have to agree to those dates and if they have good business reasons to, can defer your leave for up to 6 months

So it would be a good idea to have a conversation with them now to see if they would be amenable.

KillerofMen Thu 30-Apr-20 17:48:00

I took 3 but I think a lot of people would struggle to take 8 weeks unpaid leave.

goteam Thu 30-Apr-20 20:12:20

Thanks @Comefromaway I plan on discussing it early but want to know what is possible before I ask.

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