CitationWilloughby, M. (2001). Southern Region Report on Family-friendly Working. https://knowledge.barnardos.ie/handle/20.500.13085/778
AbstractBarnardos Southern Region has begun the process of developing formal Family
Friendly Work Policies for the staff of the region. A Family Friendly Workplace is
defined by the National Framework Committee for the Development of Family
Friendly Policies as:
‘A workplace where the working arrangements assist employees to combine
their work with their family life, caring responsibilities and personal life outside the
It is the aim of the Family Friendly Working Group to develop approaches and
policies which support effective and efficient work practices and which
enhance the opportunity for staff to reconcile their work and home lives.
All staff, irrespective of their family situation or personal responsibilities, need to
be supported in achieving as much balance as can be realistically achieved
between their working lives and their home lives.