Parental leave policy review – help shape the future for parents of premature babies

The Smallest Things are delighted to be working together with the Government Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to feed into their review of parental leave policy for families following premature birth.

Drawing together the views of parents, we are keen that the minister hears first hand experiences from mums and dads, just like you. Can you attend a 2 hour focus group to share your story?

The group is open for parents who have had a baby born premature (prior to 37 weeks gestation) within the last 18 months and will be held in London in late November. We are looking to facilitate a group(s) outside of London at a later stage.

If you are interested in taking part and would like to help shape future Government policy for parents of premature babies please contact Catriona directly at with the subject ‘Focus Group’.

What are you waiting for!


5 thoughts on “Parental leave policy review – help shape the future for parents of premature babies

  1. Cheryl Gray

    My baby was born at 29weeks on 1st May 2018. I feel very strongly about maternity leave being started so early when you have a tiny premature baby in neo natal for weeks and would be interested in helping this campaign. I live in Northern Ireland so unfortunately will not be able to travel at the moment.


  2. Carlene Alexander

    My daughter was born prematurely 17 years ago but I am more than happy to send you our story and in particular the impact of my employer refusing me extra leave if that would aid your cause So glad you are pursuing this campaign and so encouraging to hear so many employers are getting on board with it Let me know if I can help Carlene 

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