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Family policy

Support for Families and Carers

We are committed to ensuring that Barclays is an inclusive workplace, where everyone feels supported, valued and respected. As part of this commitment, we offer extensive support for families, parents and carers in line with local practices and requirements, to ensure that our colleagues are able to balance their professional and personal lives. 

Global Pay and Leave Provisions

 

Primary Caregiver*/ Maternity Leave

Non-Primary Caregiver**/Paternity Leave

Shared Parental Leave

Adoption Leave

Parental Leave

Caring and Emergency Leave

Compassionate/ Bereavement Leave

Surrogacy Leave

UK

52 weeks with enhanced maternity pay at 26 weeks full pay, followed by 13 weeks statutory pay

 

2 weeks full pay paternity leave

 

Up to 50 weeks of leave and up to 37 weeks of statutory pay which Barclays will top up to 6 weeks full pay

 

52 weeks with enhanced adoption pay at 26 weeks full pay, followed by 13 weeks statutory pay

 

Up to 18 weeks unpaid leave can be taken before child's 18th birthday

 

Up to five days paid leave

 

Up to five days paid leave

 

If you are the surrogate parent, maternity or paternity leave will apply. If you are the intended parent, adoption leave will apply

 

India

26 weeks full pay maternity leave

 

6 weeks full pay non-primary caregiver leave

 

Not practice

 

26 weeks full pay adoption leave

 

Not practice

 

Not currently offered in jurisdiction.

Employees can apply for and avail from Privilege or Casual leave balance

 

Up to four consecutive working days paid leave for bereavement

 

Up to 26 weeks paid leave for primary caregiver of surrogate child and 6 weeks paid leave for non-primary caregiver

 

Americas

16 weeks full pay primary caregiver* leave

 

6 weeks full pay non-primary caregiver**

leave

 

Not practice

16 weeks full pay adoption leave for primary caregiver*

 

6 weeks full pay adoption leave for non-primary caregiver**

 

Not practice

Up to 12 weeks unpaid leave for qualifying family and medical reasons

Up to five consecutive working days paid leave for bereavement

 

Up to 12 weeks unpaid leave for qualifying family and medical reasons for surrogate.  Up to 16 weeks full pay for primary caregiver* or 6 weeks full pay for non-primary caregiver** of child born through surrogacy

 

APAC (excluding India)

22 weeks full pay primary caregiver leave

 

6 weeks full pay non-primary caregiver leave

 

Singapore offers 4 weeks of paid leave flexibly within 12 weeks of the birth of your child

 

22 weeks full pay adoption leave

 

Entitlements vary depending on region

 

Employees are entitled to apply for unpaid leave

 

Entitlements vary depending on region

 

Surrogacy leave not applicable in jurisdiction

 

* primary caregiver is the parent (regardless of gender) with responsibility for predominant care of the child following the birth, adoption or foster care placement of the child

 

** non-primary caregiver is the parent (regardless of gender) who is not responsible for predominant care of the child following the birth, adoption or foster care placement of the child