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A guide for parents and guardians: leaflet

This leaflet explains the help you may get as a parent or guardian if you are looking for work, on low pay, or claiming benefits.

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A guide for parents and guardians

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This leaflet is for parents or guardians who are considering starting or returning to work after a break. It is also for parents or guardians who are looking for financial help after having, adopting or fostering children.

It tells you about the support and advice available if you are looking for work, and about your rights at work as a parent. It also tells you about the financial and practical support you may be entitled to whether you are in work or not.

See the leaflet Support for parents and guardians for information about the help you may get when expecting or adopting a child.

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Published 1 April 2010
Last updated 13 January 2015 + show all updates
  1. Published latest version of leaflet, dated April 2014.
  2. First published.