Employers, not parents, need parental leave education

 As take-up of shared parental leave remains disappointingly low, executive coach Geraldine Gallacher believes the government should be targeting employers to change perceptions and make a difference. To bridge the gap, which the government believes is down to a lack of awareness, we are to see a £1.5m publicity campaign targeting parents. The aim will be to encourage them to each take an extended period of leave to care for their infant and in doing so ‘share the joy’.

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