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Carer's Leave

The Carer’s Leave Regulations 2024, provides employees who have caring responsibilities for a dependant with a long term care need with the right to take up to one week of leave per rolling 12 months.  The University has agreed to make this paid leave for our employees. 

Employees will be entitled to leave to give or arrange care for a dependant who has:

  • a physical or mental illness or injury that means they’re expected to need care for more than 3 months;
  • a disability (as defined in the Equality Act 2010);
  • elder care needs.

The Carer's Leave procedure sets out eligibility and how to request the leave.

The Carer's Leave notification form must be used to record the dates of leave and authorisation from the line manager. When complete, please send it to for the leave to be recorded.

For queries about Carer's Leave, please contact the HR Adviser or Partner for your area.