Child Employment Regulations
Does your child have a part time job?
If so they must have a Work Permit, this includes Year 11’s that have had their 16th Birthday! Without a Work Permit, a child is working illegally and is therefore not covered by the Employers Liability Insurance. A child working for a family member’s business – including their parents requires a permit.
A Child Employment Form needs to be completed by the prospective employer, parents/carers of the child. It must be returned with a passport-sized photograph to the address on the form.
The hour’s school children may work are regulated by Norfolk County Council bye-laws.
- No child shall start work before 7am or work after 7pm on any day of the week.
- School children can work a maximum of 12 hours a week in term time.
- On a school day a child may work a maximum of 2 hours- either 1-hour between 7am and 8.30am and 1 hour after school but before 7pm, or 2 hours after school.
- On Saturdays and school holidays, children aged 13 or 14 years old can work for a total of five hours daily to a maximum of 25 hours weekly. Children aged 15 years and over can work for a total of eight hours daily to a maximum of 35 hours weekly
- All Sunday employment is restricted to a maximum of two hours.
- If a child has below average school attendance or poor punctuality then a Work Permit will not be issued. If a pupil’s attendance or punctuality falls a Work Permit may be withdrawn.
A copy of the NCC Child employment form can be found on the link below: