Maternity flow chart

Staff should complete the flow chart below to help them remember important dates.

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Enter the date of your pregnancy meeting.

Complete the risk assessment form.

 
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Enter the date you will receive MATB1 - week 20 of pregnancy.

 
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Enter the latest date you can submit your leave and pay form – this must be submitted 15 weeks before the expected week of childbirth
 
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Enter the earliest date you may start maternity leave – 11 weeks before the expected week of childbirth
 
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Enter the date four weeks before the expected week of childbirth, if you are sick with a maternity related illness after this date, maternity pay will automatically start.
 
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Enter the date you have elected to start your maternity leave.

 
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Enter the expected week of childbirth.

 

 
 
Enter the actual date of childbirth.
Send in confirmation of the baby’s birth as soon as possible.
If you have booked a nursery place this should be confirmed and appropriate evidence of the birth provided.

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Enter the date 3 months before your return date. This will be the latest you can submit a career break application form.

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Enter the date 26 weeks after you commenced maternity leave. This will be when your paid maternity leave will finish. If you wish to return before this date and have not already given your return date you will need to give 28 days notice

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Enter the date 3 weeks before you are due to return to work. If you wish to breast feed when you return to work you must give 3 weeks notice

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Enter the latest date you can possibly return from maternity leave, if you return early you have to give 4 weeks notice

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Please complete the maternity feedback sheet,

your opinions are very much valued.

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When you return to work you will have a return to work interview.

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