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. 

Roopal Shah, Chair of the Leicestershire Sands support group, was interviewed on Thursday 23 January at 4.35pm. 

Roopal said: “This is a massive, massive step in the right direction and will make such a difference to so many people.” Listen again here from 38 minutes to 44 minutes