Child employment laws

The are laws in place that apply to employing school aged children, including:

  • how old a child needs to be before they can be legally employed
  • where a child can legally work
  • what type of work is prohibited
  • hours of employment
  • work permits
  • offences
  • health and safety requirements

For more detailed information about child employment laws, see GOV.UK: Child employment and entertainment guidance.

If you're interested in part time work

If you are interested in part-time work, your parent/guardian and employer must sign a child employment application form.