Solihull Council signs the pregnancy loss pledge


Solihull Council recently signed the Miscarriage Association’s Pregnancy Loss Pledge to improve the support in place for Council staff affected by pregnancy loss.

In doing so, the Council has pledged its commitment to the pregnancy loss standard set by the Association. The Council is committed to creating a supportive work environment for those experiencing pregnancy loss by showing them flexibility when returning to work and ensuring guidance and resources are in place.

Councillor Bob Sleigh OBE, Cabinet Member for Resources, said:

“At Solihull Council we are committed to the health and wellbeing of our employees and to doing everything we can to support those affected by pregnancy loss.

“We are proud to have joined a growing list of signatories of the Pregnancy Loss Pledge, to provide those members of staff who have unfortunately experienced pregnancy loss with the emotional and practical support they need.

“We understand that women who suffer miscarriages, and their partners, often require time off to recover. As such, we are committed to offering flexibility to cover anyone affected by pregnancy loss at any stage. We have also created some new guidance to detail the support on offer to employees if they experience a pregnancy loss, which also offers practical advice for line managers on how to support them during such a difficult time.”

“We hope no one at Solihull Council ever needs to access this support package but are immensely proud to have it in place if it is needed.”

Find out more about the work of the Miscarriage Association and their Pregnancy Loss Pledge on their website.