Parental Support Hub

The Bar Council is committed to improving rates of retention for barrister parents, and aims to provide useful sources of information and assistance to enable parents to manage their parental leave and childcare responsibilities whilst maintaining a practice at the self-employed or employed Bar.

The Bar Nursery at Smithfield House

The Bar Council recently launched the 'Bar Nursery at Smithfield House', a central London childcare facility in partnership with Smithfield House Children's Nursery.

The Bar Nursery offers flexible childcare facilities near the Inns of Court and offers special rates for all members of the Bar, as well as chambers staff and Bar Council employees. Further nurseries may be set up outside of London, similarly geared to the working lives of barristers with young children, depending on local demand.

For further information on the Bar Nursery at Smithfield House click here.

Bar Nursery

For further information about your Rights and Obligations and External assistance available, please click on the relevant links.

Click here to download a leaflet detailing how the Bar Council is supporting parents.

Bar Council's Parental Leave Policy Guide

The Bar Council has just published a new parental leave policy guide, please click here for further information.