Circular 05/2010: Force Majeure and Other Urgent Family Reasons Leave does not make specific reference to domestic violence, however paragraph 13 states
An officer may be granted special leave without pay- …….. (b) for up to 2 months to deal with other urgent domestic affairs.
The policy does not give specific examples of ‘other urgent domestic affairs’. This means the policy is inclusive of a broad range of personal reasons for requesting such leave. This is a more flexible approach than prescribing a specific list of circumstances where the leave can be taken as this could unintentionally exclude situations where the leave is appropriate.