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All you need to know about Shared Parental Leave (England & Wales) - digital event


This 3 hour digital event will provide you with all you need to know about Shared Parental Leave, to enable you to understand and comply with the legislation and manage the process fairly within your workplace.

Business need

Shared Parental Leave gives parents flexibility in how they share the care of their child in the first year following birth or adoption. It allows both parents to maintain an attachment to the workplace whilst taking on an active role in caring for their new child.

Balancing the needs of new parents with the needs of your business can be challenging, however getting it wrong can result in discrimination claims and prove costly.

Delivered by Zoom, this event will cover the essentials of Shared Parental Leave, including eligibility; how it works in practice; the notification procedure; how to handle requests; the benefits of having early discussions with employees and the rules regarding when leave can and cannot be taken. 

This event focuses solely on the Shared Parental Leave system and therefore assumes that delegates have existing knowledge of maternity, paternity and adoption rights as these will not be covered on this event.

All delegates will receive an electronic certificate of attendance for their participation in the training.

Suitable For

Delegates from all sectors of industry including: managers, supervisors, team leaders, HR professionals, business owners, Trade Union representatives, employee representatives and individuals who wish to enhance their CPD.


Our expert-led training sessions are designed to facilitate discussion and interaction. This event will cover:

  • Shared Parental Leave and Pay - the background, what it is and who qualifies for it?
  • The notification procedure
  • When and how it can be taken
  • How to discuss and agree plans with qualifying employees
  • Responding to employee requests
  • How to deal with requests to change patterns of leave
  • Developing a policy and rules to manage the process

Have a large group of staff to train? 

To save you time and money, we can deliver bespoke training for your workplace. To find out more contact our Customer Services Team on 0300 123 1150 or complete our online enquiry form. 


We also offer free e-learning on a wide range of employment relations topics. It's a great way to develop, enhance and refresh your knowledge, providing you with the opportunity to work through theory, explore case studies and answer interactive questions. 

Need more than training?

We recognise that every organisation is different. Our specialists can diagnose issues in your workplace and tailor practical solutions to address the challenges faced by you and your staff. To arrange a call or visit or to simply find out more, contact our Customer Services Team on 0300 123 1150 or complete our online enquiry form.

Venue Delivered digitally via Zoom   Map (opens in new window)   Date 28/04/2021    Time 10:00 - 13:00   
Price £110.00 per person    Please note our training events are VAT exempt
To book now

* Max of 4 delegates per organisation. Please call Acas on 0300 123 1150 or email if numbers exceed this or for more details about the training session.