Parents and carers: how Acas can help

We can visit your organisation to help you understand what needs to be done to address a range of issues related to parents and carers and then work with you to develop practical solutions.

We can work with you to:

  • develop and implement flexible working polices
  • mediate in flexible working disputes
  • ensure bonus schemes and performance management does not disadvantage part time workers
  • introduce annualised hours and/or term-time working.

We can provide training on:

  • understanding and working with the law as it relates to: maternity leave, paternity leave, adoption leave, parental leave, time off for dependents, the right to request flexible working, and the rights of carers.

Acas Customer Services - let us know how we can help

To let us know your organisation's business solutions, training or dispute resolution needs, get in touch with our customer services team by completing our online customer contact form or calling 0300 123 1150.

Note that the customer services team cannot answer helpline related queries or advice. If you require employment-related advice, visit Helpline Online.


If you would like to leave feedback about Acas advisory services please visit our Helpline and advisory services testimonial form.

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