Carer’s Leave is a statutory leave of absence for a period up to a maximum of 104 weeks to allow a teacher a period of unpaid leave so they can provide full-time care and attention to a relevant person. A relevant person is a person deemed to be in need of this level of care by the Department of Social Protection.
For further information, please refer to the Carer’s Leave Scheme
contained in Circular 0054/2019
titled ”Leave Schemes for Registered Teachers employed in Recognised Primary and Post Primary Schools”.
A teacher must make an application on the DSP CARB1 Form.
On approval, they must then complete the application form on page 99 of the document below and return it to their employer at least 6 weeks before the planned commencement date.
Leave Schemes for Registered Teachers employed in Recognised Primary and Post Primary Schools