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Last updated 28th September 2023

Clergy Menopause Policy


Every woman’s experience of the menopause is different and not every woman will experience menopausal symptoms. However, some women experiencing menopausal symptoms, whether before, during or after this time of hormonal change may need additional consideration and support to fulfil the requirements of their roles.

Every woman’s personal and professional circumstances are different. Because of this, it is neither feasible nor desirable to provide a policy with a structured set of specific actions that should be taken when seeking to support employees going through the menopause.

This menopause policy aims to develop and promote an environment and culture that supports office holders experiencing the menopause, so they can feel confident about raising issues relating to their symptoms and asking for reasonable adjustments to be made regarding their workplace environment and/or how they carry out their role.

This policy reflects the Diocese of Blackburn’s commitment to ensuring the health, safety and wellbeing of all office holders; as well as its commitment to equality and diversity within the ministerial environment and culture.

A PDF download of the policy can be found here

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