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Child employment

All school age children who work part-time must be registered with us.

It is the responsibility of the employer to register all school age children working for them, and to carry out a risk assessment. To register, please complete the form and send it to the the Child Employment Officer:

Child working hours

Children must not work before 7am or after 7pm.

Children are not allowed to work more than 12 hours a week during term time.

All school age children must have at least two consecutive weeks off during school holidays.

13 – 14 years

  • School days – 2 hours (Children can only work out of school hours. This may include 1 hour before school.)
  • Saturdays – 5 hours
  • Sundays – 2 hours
  • School Holidays – 5 hours (Up to a maximum of 25 hours a week)

15 – 16 years

  • School days – 2 hours (Children can only work out of school hours. This may include 1 hour before school.)
  • Saturdays – 8 hours
  • Sundays – 2 hours
  • School Holidays – 8 hours (Up to a maximum of 35 hours a week)

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