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Adoption Leave Procedure

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Eligible police officers and police staff are entitled to take paid leave when a child is newly placed for adoption. Within the context of this procedure a ‘child’ is a person under the age of 18 years.
The principles underpinning these procedures can be found in the Working Arrangements and Flexibility Policy.
Adoption leave and pay will be available to:
• Individuals who adopt.
• One member of a couple where a couple adopt jointly, including those who work for different organisations (the couple may choose which partner takes adoption leave).
• In normal circumstances, the person applying for Adopters Leave and Pay, will have responsibility for the upbringing of the adopted child or children.
• Surrogate Parents, who can show a court Parental Order in accordance with S.54 of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2000

The partner of an individual who adopts, or the other member of a couple who are adopting jointly, may be entitled to Maternity and Adoption Support Leave and pay and also Additional Paternity Leave [See Maternity and Adoption Support Leave Procedure].

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