Southern Region Report on Family-friendly Working

Willoughby, M. (2001). Southern Region Report on Family-friendly Working.
Barnardos 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 working environs.’ 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.