Terms of Reference
Benefits for children of fathers taking paternity leave
Fathers’ changing attitudes to caring for their children
Government policies to support fathers
How employment status affects access to parental support
Culture and social norms as a barrier to fathers sharing childcare
About this inquiry
2 Antenatal appointments
3 Paternity leave and pay
Are the Government’s policies on paternity leave and pay effective?
Levels of take-up
Level of pay
Length of paternity leave
4 Shared parental leave and pay
Are the Government’s policies on shared parental leave and pay effective?
Low levels of take-up
Complexity of the process
Design of shared parental leave
Low levels of awareness of shared parental leave
Low rate of shared parental pay
International experiences of dedicated fathers’ leave
Costing leave policies for fathers
Conclusions and recommendation
5 The right to request flexible working
Is the Government’s policy on the right to request flexible working effective?
6 Unpaid parental leave and time off for dependants
Are the Government’s policies on unpaid parental leave and time off for dependents effective?
7 Changing the culture on fathers in the workplace
Conclusions and recommendations
Published written evidence
List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament
15 March 2018