Decision details

Options around maternity, premature birth and neo-natal leave

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To recommend the introduction of a premature birth and neo-natal policy for the council. This would be applied to all employees, supporting them if they have a child born prematurely which requires an extended stay in hospital.


Cabinet agreed:


1.    To support the introduction of a premature birth and neo-natal policy, as set out in the appendix to the report; and

2.    To approve option 4, at 100% of normal salary, in respect of paid leave for employees on premature or neo-natal leave.  

Publication date: 04/09/2019

Date of decision: 04/09/2019

Decided at meeting: 04/09/2019 - Cabinet

Date comes into force if not called in: 17/09/2019

Call-in deadline date: 16/09/2019

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