Child work permit
School aged children wishing to take part time jobs must be licensed by the Local Authority where they will be employed.
- children aged 13-16 years require a work permit if they wish to take part in part-time employment
- it is illegal to employ children under the age of 13 years old
- the number of permitted working hours are dependent on the age of the child
- there are some employments which are prohibited to school children
Failure to comply with licensing regulations could result in legal action being taken against the employer.
Find out more about child employment on the Gov.uk website.
COVID-19 Guidance for child work permits
In light of the COVID19 pandemic we have collated some general guidance and a risk assessment to help employers keep young people as safe as possible while at work.
Legal Intervention Team
0191 433 8570