Pregnancy

 
Students who discover they are pregnant should inform the WBLT team immediately. WBLT will then work with placement partners to ensure that Pregnancy risk assessments are completed in practice. If a student is already on placement they should make the placement area aware immediately to enable pregnancy risk assessments to be completed in line with local policy.

The risk assessment is essential to assess any potential risks in relation to the student pregnancy – failure to declare that the student is pregnant could put the student’s pregnancy at risk

Students may take time away from placement in order to attend antenatal appointments and should complete the application for authorised absence form for each of these. In accordance with regulatory/professional body requirements minimum hours will still need to be achieved and the student may need to complete additional hours to accrue sufficient placement hours during allocated student holiday periods.

Students are entitled to take up to two weeks’ paternity leave.
Students should complete the application for authorised absence form. In accordance with regulatory/professional body requirements minimum hours will still need to be achieved and the student may need to complete additional hours to accrue sufficient placement hours during allocated student holiday periods.

Students should note that they are legally required to take 2 weeks maternity leave. This applies to both theory and practice settings.