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Getting support:

Bereavement support is provided through the University's Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) .

Compassionate Leave:

Staff who suffer a bereavement may be entitled to take compassionate leave if they require time off.

Parental Bereavement Leave and Pay:

You can take two weeks parental bereavement leave following a stillbirth after 24 weeks of pregnancy or the death of a child under 18 if you are an employee and give the correct notice. This is a day one right. You can take the leave at any time from the date of the stillbirth or death up to 56 weeks.

Statutory Parental Bereavement Pay

Parental bereavement pay is paid at the statutory rate for up to two weeks, if:

You can take statutory parental bereavement leave/pay in addition to any maternity or paternity leave/pay you qualify for, and you may qualify for it even if they do not qualify for Statutory Maternity Pay or Statutory Paternity Pay.

For more information, including guidance on giving notice, please go to Gov.UK

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