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Length of statutory shared parental leave

Eligible employees who are parents are entitled to take shared parental leave. The amount of shared parental leave that the parents can share is 52 weeks, minus the amount of maternity leave taken by the mother, or adoption leave taken by the primary adopter. The leave does not have to be taken in one continuous block; employees can return to work and then take a further period of shared parental leave.