The Carer's Room provides a convenient short-term emergency space for employees who need to attend to the needs of children and dependants. It may provide the opportunity for work continuity under specific circumstances at the primary place of work whilst reducing the stress associated with often unpredictable and/or short term family caring circumstances
Cases in which the room would be NOT SUITABLE for use include:
Reference: Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development
Person Conducting a Business or Undertaking (PCBU) who offer carers' room facilities to their workers should establish guidelines on the use of the room. These guidelines should address issues such as bringing sick children to work and the supervision of children whilst at work.