Neonatal leave and pay campaign

Father touching head of a premature baby in an incubator

We're asking MPs to show their support for neonatal leave and pay

For every seven babies born in the UK, one baby is admitted to neonatal care shortly after birth. For their parents the experience can be traumatic and life changing.

The lack of extra leave for parents with a baby in neonatal care means that many parents return to work while their baby is still in hospital or before they're ready to. Others get into debt to take time off work without pay.

The government has committed to introducing additional leave but have not yet delivered on this promise.

Now is the time to act.

We’re asking MPs to take the following pledge:

I pledge to support new parents during the most vulnerable and stressful days of their lives by supporting the proposal for Neonatal Leave and Pay.
Ask your MP to sign the pledge

The following MPs have signed the pledge:

Can’t see your MP? Ask them to sign the pledge.

  • Luke Hall MP, Thornbury and Yate
  • David Linden MP, Glasgow East
  • Sir Geoffrey Cox MP, Torridge and West Devon
  • Alex Davies-Jones MP, Pontypridd
  • Rachael Maskell MP, York Central
  • Jim Shannon MP, Strangford


Contact us

Are you an MP looking to sign the pledge?

Contact Beth in our Campaigns Team at bmccleverty@bliss.org.uk or on 02073784768