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Human Resources

Compassionate & domestic leave

All our staff are entitled to reasonable time off for dealing with a domestic emergency. Domestic leave may be taken where a person who depends on you (such as a spouse or child) falls ill, requires care arrangements, or is involved with an incident.

Compassionate leave is time away from work to help you come to terms with the death of a loved one.

Further guidance is found in our policy together with an application for leave.

The Parents' and Carers' Network (P&CN) aims to support the working lives of colleagues who also have off-campus responsibilities, looking after children or after adults unable to care for themselves due to old age or a disability. Please visit their website at

Related documents

Form - Application for domestic + compassionate leave.docx

Guidelines - Time Off for Domestic Incidents.pdf

Policy - Compassionate + domestic leave.pdf

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