|When ||What to do||Why|
|Within seven days of being matched with a child
||Inform your line manager/HR of your intention to take adoption leave in writing by completing the Adoption Leave Application Form and providing your matching certificate/letter from the adoption agency.
Read Adoption Leave Policy.
Required for planning purposes.
To ensure you receive the correct adoption payments during your period of adoption leave.
|14 days before the expected date of placement
||This is the earliest date from which your adoption leave can start and from which adoption pay can be paid.
|During your adoption leave
We encourage you to maintain regular contact with your line manager although you are not obliged to do so.
Consider use of KIT days.
|To keep up-to-date with your team and department work events/activities.
|Considering Shared Parental Leave
||If you are considering SPL, you will need to give 8 weeks' notice to curtail your adoption leave and make a request for SPL.
||To provide notice to curtail your adoption leave and switch to SPL.
|At least eight weeks before the end of your adoption leave period.
||If you wish to return to work before your adoption leave period ends (52 weeks) inform your line manager/HR at least eight weeks before you intend to return.
||If you fail to provide the required notice, the University is entitled to postpone your return so that eight weeks notice has been given (unless you are returning on the 52 week date).
|Before you intend to return to work
||If you wish to apply to return on a different working basis (e.g. job share/reduced hours etc), you will need to contact your line manager and HR as soon as possible.
||To allow your line manager time to make any necessary practical arrangements.