Senga will try to answer as many of your Scottish Social Care questions as possible, giving priority to frequently asked questions and questions regarding current events and trends.
How much notice needs to be given when taking holidays during the school break?
Can you advise me please I wanted to take my holidays during the school break, and I have been told I can’t as someone else has the time off? I thought as long as I gave enough notice, my holidays are mine to take. How long in law must I give to request holidays?
There is no hard and fast rule in law for this, but you should check your policy on taking leave.
Unfortunately, times like school holidays are very popular and usually are given on a first come basis, however, look at your company policy and perhaps enquire if anyone can swap leave with you.
What would you like to ask Senga?
Senga Currie is Head of Care Development (Scotland) at QCS, she possesses a strong command of the issues facing the care sector informed by her long career as a registered mental nurse and registered general nurse for 38 years, working in various areas within the NHS, community nursing, the field of addictions and the private sector. With 21 years of experience working with care homes, starting as a nursing sister and moving into roles of home manager, regional manager, care services manager and regulation manager.
Senga will try to answer as many of your questions as possible, giving priority to frequently asked questions and questions regarding current events and trends.
Please note that Senga cannot offer answers to matters requiring legal advice. If your matter concerns a specific service provider, please contact the Care Inspectorate Scotland.