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Children must have a permit to work.
Work permits can't be applied for until a child in question has been offered a job. This is due to needing details of the employer and the proposed occupation to complete the application.
The form must be completed by the employer and signed by the child's parents or guardians. It's the responsibility of the employer to ensure that a work permit is obtained.
The employer must share an assessment of the risks the child may face at work with their parents or guardians. It may be necessary for the child to attend a medical examination by a school medical officer.
A work permit allows the protection of appropriate insurance cover in case of an accident at work.
There are several things employers must do when giving a child a job:
There are several restrictions on employing children which you can find on the GOV.UK website.
The rules governing children in entertainment cover children who take part in 'performances' including all broadcast performances, child photography or modelling.
Any child engaged in these occupations must have a licence. The legislation which demands this licensing is the Children and Young Persons Act 1963, s.37 and the Children (Performance and Activities) (England) Regulations 2014.
The application for a licence must be signed by the child's parents or guardians and accompanied by a photograph. We must be satisfied that arrangements for the supervision and protection of the child are adequate, and that the disruption to the child's education is kept to a minimum.
No licence is required under the following circumstances: