Paternity Certificate – At least 15 weeks before the baby is due.
Paternity leave enables you to take time off for the birth or adoption of a child. Welcoming a new child into your family is a magical experience that should be shared with your partner.
If you’re expecting a bundle of joy you're entitled to paternity leave of up to two weeks to get to know your new child.
Both mums and dads are entitled to maternity leave or paternity leave to share in this special occasion.
Apply for paternity pay using form SC3
NOTE: You must have been continuously employed by your employer for at least 26 weeks up to any day in the ‘qualifying week’ making it the 15th week before the baby is due.