Maternity Alliance Information Line Handbook

Scope and Content

Maternity Alliance Information Line HandbookHandbook used by advisers from Freshfields staffing the Maternity Alliance telephone Information Line. A number of large legal firms in the City of London supported the project, providing volunteers for shift work on the Advice Line. The material is separated into sections, labelled alphabetically from 'A' to 'G'. The sections are A: Induction Pack; B: Leaflets & Factsheets'; C: Training Handbook; D: Inland Revenue E15 & E15 (Supplement) 2005; E: Benefit Rates; F: Cases Update; G: Other Information.

The material includes a report of a review of the MA Information Service, 2004; job description for volunteers on the MA Information Line; the MA Strategic Plan 2004/5-2008/9; various MA policies; a summary of key maternity and parental rights cases, with judgements (Jun 2004). in various courts.

To give an idea of the resource pack available to advisers on the Information Line, publications that are duplicated elsewhere in 5MAL have not been removed. MA publications and factsheets in the handbook (and also held in series 5MAL/G Publications):

Agency Workers - Rights for Parents, 2005

Child-Friendly Working Hours, 2005

Child Trust Fund, 2004

(Executive summary of) Consumer Empowerment: A qualitative study of linkworker and advocacy services for non-English speaking users of maternity services, 1996

Giving Notice for Maternity and Parental Rights, 2005

Health and Safety at Work, 2005

Homeworkers - Rights for Parents, 2005

Maternity Allowance and Incapacity Benefit, 2005

Maternity and Parental Rights and Benefits Handbook, 2003

Maternity Rights for Nannies, 2005

Money for Mothers and Babies, 2005

Moving from Benefits into Work, 2005

Next Steps, 2005

Part-time Work - Your Rights, 2005

Postnatal Depression and Work, 2005

Pregnant at Work, 2005

Premature Babies and Maternity Rights, 2005

Redundancy During Pregnancy and Maternity Leave, 2005

Self-employed, Freelance and Independent Contractors - Rights for Parents, 2005

Sickness During Pregnancy and Maternity Leave, 2005

Single Parents, 2005

Stillbirth, Miscarriage and Maternity Rights, 2005

Students and Benefits, 2005

Support for Working Families, 2004

Taking Your Case to an Employment Tribunal, 2004

Time Off for Antenatal Care, 2005

Time Off for Working Parents, 2005

Welfare Benefits during Maternity Leave, 2005

Work Rights and Welfare Benefits for Women with Postnatal Depression, 2005

Working for a Small Employer, 2005

The handbook also contains the Employer's Help Book 'Pay and Time Off Work for Parents' - E15 and E15 (Supplement), 2005

MA publications and factsheets in the handbook ( not held elsewhere in 5MAL):

Dealing with Debt, 2005

Food for Life: A woman's guide to food and diet before, during and after pregnancy, 1996

Having it All: A woman's guide to combining breastfeeding and work, undated

Money for Teenage Parents, 2005

Job Interviews and Starting a New Job, 2005

Returning to Work, 2005

Rights During Maternity Leave, 2005

Statutory Maternity Pay, 2005

Tax, National Insurance and Pension Rights, 2005

Temporary, Casual and Sessional Work - Rights for Parents, 2005