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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 If a pupil’s attendance or punctuality falls a Work Permit may be withdrawn.