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.
A teacher must make an application on the DSP CARB1 Form
. On approval, they must then complete the Application Form
on page 99 of Circular 0054/2019 and return it to their employer at least 6 weeks before the planned commencement date.
Teacher and SNAs: Terms and Conditions
Teacher/SNAs Terms & Conditions, Department of Education, Cornamaddy, Athlone, N37 X659