As part of National Parents Week 22-28 October 2012, FamilyLives have an absolutely brilliant campaign to make work more accessible for families by promoting a family-friendly flexible working environment.
This is not only crucial in tackling the root causes of child poverty, but is also good for business, as studies have shown that when implemented correctly, family friendly flexible places of work show improved productivity and profitability.
FamilyLives work with businesses to ensure they are family friendly places for employees and customers through their nationwide Family Friendly scheme. Do you work for an organisation that would like to be part of our growing membership of Family Friendly organisations? Contact them to find out more.
If you are a working parent – or as a parent considering returning to work – you need to be able to work at the time and place which is most convenient for you and your family. Visit their page for information on statutory rights to apply for flexible working. If you do have the right, you will need to prepare a case for your boss – you can find help on preparing this here too.