Adopting a child, paid leave entitlement.
I am considering adopting a child, will I be entitled to paid leave?

In addition to 5 days police paid adoption leave, adopters who have completed 26 weeks service by the end of the week that they are notified that they have been placed with a child, are eligible for up to a further 26 weeks Statutory Adoption Leave paid at Statutory Adoption Pay rate (SAP). SAP is equivalent to the lower rate Statutory Maternity Pay (from April 2005 £106.00 per week) followed immediately by up to 26 weeks statutory additional adoption leave which is unpaid. Any paid leave taken is reckonable for service - i.e. up to 27 weeks in total for part time officers, the pay for each paid leave day is pro-rata.
Category: EQUALITY, [33]