Taking time off to look after children

This page was last updated on 24 March at 13.45

If you need to take time off work because your child(ren)’s school has been closed then you have a statutory right to ‘reasonable’ time off until you can make alternative arrangements for their care. Your employer may offer more than the statutory unpaid allowance, check your employment contract or contact the branch.

If you are being denied time off to look after your children, contact the branch office