|Unexpected disruption to dependant care.|
|My childs school was unexpectedly closed for the day & he was sent home. I couldn't arrange childcare. Do I have to use annual leave or time out of the book to care for him?|
A police officer may take time off because of the unexpected disruption or termination of arrangements for the care of a dependant, or
To deal with an incident which involves a child of the member and which occurs unexpectedly in a period during which an educational establishment, which the child attends, is responsible for him/her.
Leave taken as time off for dependants shall be treated as duty, but does not apply unless the member tells his/her chief officer the reason for his/her absence as soon as reasonably practicable. Best practice would be to inform a line supervisor of your circumstances ASAP after you become aware of it.
A 'dependant' means, in relation to a member of a police force:
|Category: GENERAL, |