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Toolkits, Guides and Policies for Employers

Working Families members have access to the following toolkits, guides and policies for employers which have been designed to support you and your organisation.

Please note that selected resources are available to purchase in our Shop for non-members.

You might also want to look at The flexible/agile organisation: where are you?


Downloadable Resources

Supporting mothers at work: best practice guides and model policies for employers

This exclusive set of resources offers best-practice guidance for employers who want to go above and beyond in supporting mothers.  From maternity leave and pay, to creating a maternity strategy, to IVF support, our guides will give you the tools you need to improve retention and further the career progression of women in your workforce.

Supporting Mothers: Resources for Line Managers

This toolkit provides essential resources for line managers on pregnancy and maternity, including checklists and a template for handover and returning to work.

Shared Parental Leave – a Toolkit for Employers

This toolkit provides a guide for employers of tried and tested ways of encouraging take up of Shared Parental Leave, a model policy, and a Shared Parental Leave Planner which will help parents, their line managers and HR professionals plot when Maternity, Paternity and Shared Parental Leave and pay can be taken/claimed.

Supporting Carers in the Workplace –  a Toolkit for Employers

This toolkit provides a guide to the tried and tested measures and policies employers can introduce to support the carers in their workforce in whom they have invested significant time and money.

This guide for employers is designed to help you navigate and construct your own multi-faceted business case.

This checklist is intended to help you review the policies, processes and supporting materials that you have put in place to support parents and carers in your workplace. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all the areas for consideration, but should provide a basic framework and starting point.

This guide for employers is intended to give practical advice on some of the key issues and challenges of effectively implementing flexible working.

In recent years, ideas about the participation of fathers in family life have undergone profound change, and it has become increasingly untenable to assume that mothers will always act as the primary carer for young children and babies.

Eligibility and notice requirements for Statutory provisions for Ordinary and Additional Paternity Leave and Pay.

Working from home can be an extremely effective way to carry out many different roles, but it is important to make sure that you carefully consider the impact and arrangements at the outset to avoid the possible pitfalls, and ensure that ongoing support is in place.

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