Hello everyone! Allow me to introduce myself – my name is Mike Bedford and I chair the DCMS Parents Network Group or PNG (as I’ll refer to it throughout). I am a passionate and exhausted father myself to a very lively 2 year old. Best but hardest job I ever had.
What’s the PNG? I hear you ask.
We are an open and inclusive community setup for parents by parents. We provide a fun, friendly and welcoming environment for parents (or those about to become parents) in DCMS to help and support each other on a wide range of issues. We also work closely with HR and act as a support mechanism for parents.
I was fortunate to take advantage of the then new shared parental leave policy (SPL) whilst in DCMS and blogged about my personal experiences. I might add that DCMS’ SPL policy is one of the most generous across government – 9 months full pay. I am personally committed to helping parents access and make the most of this policy.
We’re well connected and plugged in to Parents Networks across government and beyond.
Mike Bedford, Resourcing Manager
There are lots of really good blogs from our Permanent Secretary Sue Owens on her GOV.UK blog here.
Including articles on LGBT in the civil service. Sue is also the LGBT Champion and D&I Champion for the entire civil service.
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