How should an employer respond to an employee's notice of intention to take statutory adoption leave?

The employer must respond to the employee's notice of intention to take statutory adoption leave within 28 days of receiving the notice, informing the employee of the date on which his or her period of additional adoption leave will end.

The employer may take this opportunity to provide details of practicalities such as arrangements for keeping-in-touch days, and notification procedures should the employee wish to return earlier than the end of the additional adoption leave period. It may also signpost the employee to information about curtailing adoption leave to take shared parental leave.