Can I take leave for a family death?
PFEW has sought an agreement through the Police Consultative Forum that Members should benefit from the provisions of the Parental Bereavement Leave and Pay Act 2018.This provides that all employed parents a right to two weeks leave if they lose a child under the age of 18, or suffer a stillbirth from 24 weeks of pregnancy.Employed parents will also be able to claim statutory pay for this period, subject to meeting eligibility criteria. The statutory provisions are due to come into effect in 2020.

Agreement was reached in principle at a PCF meeting in September 2018 that provision should be made in Police Regulations and Determinations 2003 to provide Members with a similar entitlement to other workers. This will require an amendment to Police Regulations and Determinations 2003 but in the meantime PFEW hopes that forces will honour this agreement.
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