NCT response to Labour's announcement on extending paternity leave

Released on: 09 February 2015

Responding to Labour’s announcement on extending paternity leave, Elizabeth Duff, Senior Policy Adviser, NCT said:

“The first few weeks of parenthood can be particularly full on.  Even getting the basics done like showering, eating and sleeping can be a challenge and having your partner on hand for an extra two weeks can make the impossible seem manageable.    

“As well the difference it will make for mums, the more that dads are able to engage with their baby in the early days the better their bond will be, so we want to see all political parties committing to policies like this that will give fathers more time with their new families.”