Preparing for fatherhood, a conversation guide for fathers

Advice and Guidance

Who is this page for?

  • parents
  • people preparing for parenthood

Which countries is it relevant to?

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      Great Britain

First published: 10 Aug 2018

working forward preparing for fatherhood conversation guide for fathers

If you’re preparing for your paternity leave, thinking about taking Shared Parental Leave (SPL) or wanting to work flexibly to share childcare you’ll need to discuss certain things with your line manager.

This guide will support you in having these conversations. It covers: 

  • telling your line manager about a pregnancy 
  • preparing for paternity leave
  • taking Shared Parental Leave 
  • preparing for a successful return to work

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