The Mumsnet Family Friendly programme

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It’s 2017 and some workplaces are still making women choose between their children and their careers. The Mumsnet Family Friendly programme is intended to change that. We believe companies should be proud of their family-friendly credentials and we want employees to get the support they need from colleagues and businesses to make working life easier.

Key Facts

  • 40% of women have come back from maternity leave to find their job has changed.
  • One in seven women were made redundant after taking maternity leave.
  • 76% of women feel less employable since having a child.
  • 63% of women don’t feel that UK companies are family friendly

Our vision

The Family Friendly program was set up to make parents lives easier and to encourage businesses to adapt flexible and effective working practices. We want the UK to be the most family friendly place to work in the world.

We connect both big and small businesses with a diverse range of talent – mainly mums and returners. We want to become the first choice for parents looking for work advice and opportunities and the market leading talent solution for family friendly employers. Communicating the benefits of an inclusive and flexible working culture, both to employers and employees, is at the heart of the programme.

How to join Family Friendly

Sign up to our Mumsnet Family Friendly Employer Charter.

Our ten-million strong Mumsnet community has identified the key things which make a difference when it comes to being a family friendly organisation. By committing to our Charter, you can license the Family Friendly Employer accreditation and display this badge across your communications for 12 months. You’ll also get unlimited access to Mumsnet Jobs.

For more information about the programme or to enquire about joining please email katie.mcsweeney@mumsnet.com or call us on 0203 051 8014