Empowering Parents

Firm-wide support for individuals at every stage of their parenting journey

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Empowering Parents is our UK offer of support for individuals at every stage of their parenting journey, offering access to coaching, information, networks and an inclusive environment in which to share experiences.

Through Empowering Parents, we offer group coaching to help colleagues prepare for the next stage of their parenting journey and their career.

Empowering Parents is also about ensuring that useful policies, guidance and KPMG initiatives are easy to find. Our market leading Empowering Parents portal brings together all parenting related information in one place, in an easy to digest format. Resources are signposted to employees at every stage of the parenting journey. From thinking about parenthood, through to parental leave and return to work. Support is also provided to parents of school aged children and young adults.

In addition, our Families Network provides support and guidance to expecting, new and experienced parents.

Whatever people’s family set-up or parenting responsibilities, it is open to everyone who is thinking about parenthood or currently balancing work and parenthood. Through networking events and regular newsletters, the network aims to facilitate an exchange of information, experiences and contacts.

At KPMG, we offer a wide range of support options for parental leave, both before and after, including workshops for returners, access to emergency childcare or elder care and access to corporate memberships.

Supporting our working parents is a key part of our culture. Our Families Policy covers all leave and pay entitlement in any family related circumstances. We offer 52 weeks of maternity leave regardless of length of service. We also offer 18 weeks of company maternity pay. For partners and non-birthing parents, we offer 2 weeks paid paternity leave and 16 weeks of company shared parental pay. We offer up to 18 weeks  of unpaid parental leave per child. Our policy also covers paid leave for miscarriage, stillbirth, and neonatal death. We offer paid surrogacy leave and paid time off for fertility appointments. In addition to this, we also support our parents with flexible working policies.

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