Adoptive Leave

Adoptive Leave for Special Needs Assistants

Adoptive leave is a statutory leave of absence from employment for special needs assistants who are adopting parents.

All adoptive parents have an entitlement to 24 consecutive weeks adoptive leave, plus the option to avail of an additional period of 16 weeks unpaid adoptive leave.

For further information on Adoptive Leave Entitlements for SNA’s please see the circular below:

How to Apply

Special needs assistants must complete the application form at Appendix A  and return it to their employer at least six weeks in advance of commencement of the leave.