This is our initiative to help current civil servants with specific caring responsibilities. It is a communication tool, enabling people to be supported at work.
Please note, the Carer’s Passport does not apply to child care responsibilities unless your child has a long term health condition or disability.
What does The Carer's Passport do?
The Passport provides carers, and their line managers, with information about how the individual's responsibilities impact their work. It includes any solutions agreed between the carer and his or her line manager, for example, compressed hours.
The Carer's Passport will ideally stay with the employee should he or she be transferred within their department or across the Civil Service. It is available to any new line manager so they are aware of the employee's caring role and any solutions agreed.
Please also be aware that the Carer’s Passport is not a legally binding document.
New legislation came into force in 2014 that entitles workers in England, Scotland and Wales to request flexible working after 26 weeks’ employment. The employer does not have to agree to the request, and will consider the business interests in making a decision.
There is more information on the Government's website about flexible working legislation.
How do I find out more?
For more information, please call us on 0800 056 2424, or make an application to us requesting a Carer’s Passport.
Please tell us about your caring responsibilities and your current situation, including any discussions you’ve already had with your manager.