The government passed legislation on the Parental Bereavement Leave and Pay Act.

From 6 April 2020 all employed parents whose child dies (under the age of 18), or suffer a stillbirth from 24 weeks of pregnancy, irrespective of how long they have worked for their employer, will be eligible for two weeks paid leave. 

The new Act will be called Jack’s Law in memory of Lucy Herd’s son. Lucy spearheaded the campaign for change. 

Clea Harmer, Chief Executive at Sands, was interviewed on the station’s Wake up to Money business programme on Thursday 23 January at 5.30am.

Clea said: “It’s the least we can do as a society to hold parents at a moment when they need to be held the most.” Listen again here from 16 minutes to 24 minutes