Apply for adoption leave

This guide is for UCL employees who are the primary parent in a couple who are adopting a child. Please refer to the policy for full details of adoption leave entitlement and eligibility. 

Before you start

There are two things you need to do to apply for adoption leave: 

  1. notify your manager, preferably in writing, and 
  2. fill out the Adoption Leave Application form

Both need to be done at the earliest opportunity. 

HR will write to you within four weeks of receiving your form.  

To begin your application for adoption leave you will need to know: 

  • your child's adoption date 
  • the date you would like to begin your leave 
  • when you expect to return to work 
1. Fill out the online adoption leave form
2. Form goes to your Line Manager/PI
3. Form goes to your line manager