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3.13 UNPAID PARENTAL LEAVE
(a) An officer who has served continuously for at least a year and has, or expects to have responsibility for a child, is entitled to be absent from work on parental leave for the purpose of caring for that child.
(b) The officer is entitled to 18 weeks’ leave for each individual child up to their eighteenth birthday. It can be taken in blocks of days, there is no limit to the number of days which can be taken in a year but is subject to the exigencies of duty.