Emergency Child Care
What if . . . you or your primary caregiver are unable to provide care for your child or children? What would happen in an emergency situation or if your partner is away on duty/deployment? If you suddenly become ill while your partner is deployed or on duty, where would you turn? Who would take care of your child in an emergency?
Developing a plan is essential for any military family. If you become ill, the plan ensures that your child will have care. Don't delay, prepare your plan today!
Emergency Child Care Plan
In addition to having the Family Care Plan in place it is important for you to develop your emergency child care plan. Fill out your emergency child care plan and give it to a friend or relative who can care for your child in an emergency. Prepare a form for each child in your family. Keep a copy for yourself to give to a caregiver as part of your backup plan (e.g. if your regular emergency contact is unavailable). If your current child care arrangement is not working and you need to establish a new childcare plan, the MFRC can help!
Download: Emergency Child Care Plan (.pdf)
Family Care Plan
All Regular Force and Primary Reserve members are responsible for ensuring that they have a Family Care Plan (DAOD 5044-1) in place to accommodate deployments and emergencies. Having a Family Care Plan ensures that members have made arrangements for child care in preparation for situations in which they will need to be absent for duty reasons. When developing your Family Care Plan Declaration it is essential to consider all of the possible scenarios in which you could be absent for duty reasons. These could include emergency call-outs, domestic and international operational deployment, training and short-term duty requirements.
Fill out your Family Care Plan Declaration and return it to your unit. If you require help to develop your family care plan, contact the Emergency Services Coordinator at the Esquimalt MFRC for assistance.
Download: Family Care Plan (.pdf)