The right to unpaid parental leave is afforded to parents of any child under the age of 18 years.
The limit on how much parental leave can be taken in a year is 4 weeks (unless the employer agrees otherwise).
Unless an employer agrees otherwise, or the child is disabled, leave should be taken in blocks of one week. A ‘week’ equals the length of time an employee normally works in a week.
More detailed information can be found in the Work Life Balance Policy which can be viewed on the Council’s Intranet site.