Support for you: supporting families

Supporting families

Here at LSCft, we offer comprehensive maternity, paternity and adoption leave schemes.

These schemes are often much better than those offered as part of statutory schemes.

Here’s a quick rundown of the support we have available for you and your families – for more information, please speak to your manager or check Trustnet.

Maternity leave

All pregnant employees will be entitled to 52 weeks maternity leave.

This includes 26 weeks ordinary maternity leave followed by 26 weeks additional maternity leave.

Conditions apply.

Paternity leave

Paternity leave can commence on any day of the week once the baby has been born. It needs to be taken as a block of either one or two weeks.

It cannot be taken as two separate weeks or odd days.

Adoption leave

Employees who are adopting a child will be entitled to 52 weeks adoption leave.

This includes 26 weeks ordinary adoption leave followed by 26 weeks additional adoption leave.

Conditions apply.

Parental leave

We recognise that our employees have caring responsibilities outside of work and that from time to time, emergency leave may be required.

Parental leave is available to any employee who has nominated caring responsibility for a child under the age of 18.

Carers leave

Carers leave for domestic, personal and family reasons is in place to help employees to cope with disruption of, or changes to, normal caring responsibilities.

Planned additional unpaid leave

LSCft is committed to assisting its employees to achieve a healthy work/life balance.

We know this is in the best interests of both your wellbeing and service delivery.

To support this employees have the option to buy annual leave.

Flexible working

A number of schemes are available to help staff combine work and home life. Colleagues at the Trust can take advantage of a number of flexible working opportunities; examples include:

  • Part-time working

  • Compressed hours

  • Career breaks

  • Term-time working

  • Self-rostering

Annual leave

Our generous holiday entitlement is 27 days per year.

This rises to 29 days after five years’ service and 33 days after 10 years’ service.

This is in addition to the eight general and public holidays.

If you join us from within the NHS, your accrued leave entitlement can be transferred to your new role at the Trust.