Returning to work after time out for caring

01 September 2017

In the Spring Budget 2017, the government committed “to promoting returnships to the public and private sector, helping people back into employment after a career break." This commitment focusses on supporting returners, who are defined as those that have taken time out of paid employment to care for children or other family members.

Following this commitment, the government wants to know more about returners’ experiences, employers’ experiences of recruiting returners, and evidence on the barriers they face and support available to them.

The call for evidence is for:

  1. Those who have returned to work after time out caring for children or family
  2. Those currently caring for children or family who would like to return to work
  3. Employers
  4. Organisations or individuals with knowledge of returners

The call for evidence closes at 11:59pm on 22 October 2017.

You can respond online by completing a survey and access further background to this call for evidence. This background also includes a form for you to complete if you are happy to participate in this call for evidence.

You can email [email protected]; or write to:

Government Equalities Office
Department for Education
6th Floor, Sanctuary Buildings
Great Smith Street