The Metropolitan Police

Improving the experience of new parents in the Met Police

Boosting the Met Police’s brand as a family friendly employer and increasing diversity, female representation and progression of talent

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"Met baby is the single best training & support package I have had in my 17 years in the job. The programme has assisted me with managing a promotion with part time working and work life balance. I’m delivering on all that is expected of me in my new role. To anyone thinking about accepting this offer of coaching I would say grasp it with both hands.”


For 2 years we have had the pleasure of supporting the Met Police with our unique Parental Returners Programme known as met baby, to support new parents and those growing their families within the organisation.

The Met has been working towards getting ‘ahead of the game’ as a forward thinking and inclusive organisation, supporting women at key moments in their lives and careers and helping facilitate a wider and much needed change of voice that speaks to every expectant/new parent, not just women – from adoption, to surrogacy, same sex couples and fathers.

They are actively invested in providing support in their unique 24/7 environment, supporting new parents with flexible working and agility in a front line 24/7 service role.

Through professional and personal development elements made available to all expectant/new and transitioning parents via the met baby programme, we have been working closely with the Met Police HR team and advocate groups to design and then deliver a fully tailored support programme, including key elements such as:

  • One-to-one transition coaching for parents starting or growing their families
  • ‘Preparation workshops’ for those planning parental leave
  • ‘Returner’ workshop for returning parents
  • Workshops to support confidence, communication, personal sense of identity, resilience, change management, personal and career development
  • Tailored guidance video and resource for line managers
  • Supporting webinars and resources for the app

Click here to download our full case study and read more about how we have been supporting new and transitioning parents, and the impact this has had on the business, talent retention, wellbeing, diversity and inclusion.

If you would like to discuss our parental transition support services in more detail, complete the contact form at the bottom of this page and we will arrange a call back with one of our parental transition experts. Alternatively, contact us directly on 01491 414010.

74% of people said they were more likely to stay and continue their career at the Met as a result of attending the Met baby workshops

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