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Statutory Paternity Pay and Leave: becoming an adoptive or parental order parent (SC4)

Use form SC4 if you are an employee, adopt a baby and need to apply to your employer for Statutory Paternity Pay and Leave.

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Statutory Paternity Pay and Leave: becoming an adoptive or parental order parent (SC4)

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Use form SC4 to apply for Statutory Paternity Pay and Leave if you’re either:

  • an employee adopting a child or planning to adopt a child as part of a ‘fostering for adoption arrangement
  • a parental order parent

Paternity pay and leave: employee guide
Guidance on what you get, how to claim, eligibility and additional paid paternity leave.

Published 4 April 2014
Last updated 7 November 2018 + show all updates
  1. Welsh translation added.
  2. An updated form SC4 for employees who adopt a baby and need to apply to your employer for Ordinary Statutory Paternity Pay and Leave has been published.
  3. Updated form SC4 incorporating the introduction of Parental Order Parents in surrogacy and foster to adopt cases and changes giving customers correct information and aid applications for Statutory Paternity Pay/paternity leave for parental order parents.
  4. An updated form SC4 for employees who adopt a baby and need to apply to your employer for Ordinary Statutory Paternity Pay and Leave has been published.
  5. First published.