child employment. can a child be employed without a work permit? no! employing a child of compulsory...
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Can a child be employed without a work permit? NO!Employing a child of compulsory school-age without a work permit is illegal Any employer found to be doing so may be liable to prosecution by the Local Authority
Children may only work if they:are over 13 years of agehave a work permit issued by the Local Authorityhave suitable clothes and shoes if working outdoorsIn addition they can only be employed in light work which:is not likely to be harmful to the safety, health or development of the child anddoes not affect his/her attendance at school
Children over 13 years of age may only do light work in the following occupations:
Caf/Restaurant/Pub - washing up and waiting on tables - but not in the kitchen
Cleaning - including domestic work in hotels
In riding stables
Car washing by hand in a residential setting
Agricultural or horticultural work
Work children cant do!Amusement arcadesFairgroundsTelephone salesPetrol stations/GaragesTransport industryCollecting money or selling door to door
Work children cant do!Serving alcoholic drinks in a Pub/Bar CinemaCommercial kitchenRefuse workMilk deliveryFactory workButchers shop
The following shows the permitted hours children can work during school term time:
School Term Time:A maximum of 12 hours a week in term time
The following shows the permitted hours children can work during school holidays:
The Local Authority has the right to withdraw a work permit if the childs part-time work appears:to be stopping him/her from getting the maximum benefit from schoolto be affecting his/her attendance at schoolto be affecting his/her healthto vary from the job description or hours on the work permit
Did you know?
A new work permit is required for each new employmentA work permit is required for voluntary/unpaid work i.e. charity shops A work permit is not required for self-employed working i.e babysitting/dog walking A work permit is only required up to the last Friday in June in the academic year in which the child turns 16Continued.
Did you know? continuedA work permit is required even if the child is working for a family businessWork permits are not required for Work Experience If a child is working without a work permit they are not covered by the Employers Public Liability Insurance
Work permit application forms can be obtained from:Child Employment Office (Education), March Business Centre, Dartford Road, March, PE15 8ANSchool OfficeConnexions OfficeCambridgeshire County Council website
I am a Business Support Officer and I am here today to talk to you about child employment. 1 Who knows what a work permit is?2 Put you hands up if you have a part-time job, either at weekends, before or after school or during the holidays now ask yourself if you have a work permit. I am now going to show you a short presentation about child employment