Resources for practitioners

The Equal Parenting Project at the University of Birmingham conducts engaged, academically rigorous research around the fields of family friendly policies and flexible working with the aim of promoting gender equality. 

We work directly with industry, policies makers and the public and third sectors to explore issues and barriers women and parents face in the labour market and design tools to help organisations better support parents and help with women’s labour market attachment.  Below you will find a set of tools designed by the Equal Parenting Project based on high quality academic research, which can be edited and used by your organisation.  Please note these are copyrighted, so while they can be edited and used for your organisations use at no charge they cannot be used for financial gain.

Our resources

Fathers in the Workplace Toolkit 

Hybrid Working Beyond COVID-19: Research findings and recommendations for implementing hybrid working

Working Preferences Tool

Other resources

Gov.UK - A short survey to find out whether you are eligible for Maternity, Paternity or Shared Parental Leave, and the pay you may be entitled to.

CIPD - An outline of your maternity, paternity, shared parental leave and adoption leave rights

ACAS - Advice on how Shared Parental Leave works and what employees are entitled to

BBC - A brief overview explaining Shared Parental Leave

Working Families – Contains useful information for employers and useful advice for parents and carers
For employers:
For working parents and carers:

Learn more about the Project