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)

Privacy notice

Service specific privacy notice

Service name: Child Employment and Children in Entertainment

Last updated: 18 December 2017

This privacy notice applies to:

  • Issuing child employment permits to allow children to take part in employment.
  • Issuing licenses to allow children to take part in entertainment.
  • Approving chaperones for children in entertainment.
Purpose for processing and legal basis

Processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation under the:

  • Children and Young Persons Act 1933/63;
  • Warwickshire County Council Byelaws;
  • Children and Young Persons Act 1933 – sections 23-30;
  • Children and Young Persons Act 1963 – sections 37-44;
  • Children (Performances and Activities) England Regulations 2014.
Personal information collected
  • Personal details (e.g. name, email, contacts, address, date of birth);
  • Family details;
  • Employment details (including job applications);
  • Visual images;
  • Licences or permits held;
  • Student and pupil records;
  • Business activities;
  • Physical or mental health details (including health/social care records);
  • Offences (including alleged offences), criminal proceedings, outcomes and services;
Information sharing and retention period

We may share information with another local authority if they want to check if a chaperone is approved with us. This is only used to confirm status and we do not provide any other details.

Currently all records are retained in line with the IICSA enquiry.

Your information rights

See our full privacy notice for contact details, how we process your information or if you have a complaint about your information rights.

Your information rights for this service include:


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