This rule applies until a young person reaches school leaving age. This is the last Friday in June in the school year in which the young person reaches the age of 16.
- Employers have a legal duty to inform the local authority if they employ a young person.
- Parents/Carers must consent to their child working.
How to get a PermitEmployers are responsible for ensuring that children of compulsory school age are registered with the local authority and have a work permit.
The school will be asked to give their views on how the young persons education might be affected by doing some part-time work.
Remember - All employment, which is not registered and for which no employment permit has been issued is illegal.
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Child Employment Permits are issued based on the area where the young person is working.Click here to find out which LA you/your child works in
The employment of young people is regulated by:
Children & Young Person Act 1933 & 1963, the Children (protection at Work) Regulations 1988 and Bath & North East Somerset Bye-laws on the Employment of Children 1998.
Failure to comply with the legislation can lead to an employer being prosecuted and on conviction be fined up to £1000.
Other ways to get a Work Permit
Download and complete the Application Form for a Child Employment Permit
- email it back to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- post it to: Children Missing Education Service, Bath & North East Somerset Council, Lewis House, Manvers Street, Bath, BA1 1JG