Child Employment

There are strict rules regarding the employment of Children.

  • Children must be over 13 years old.
  • The hours and types of work they can do are limited.
  • Employers must register every child employed with their local council.
  • A risk assessment must be carried out.
  • All employed children must have a work permit.
  • Failure to comply with the legislation may result in legal action. 

Since November 4th 2013 all child employment work permits will be issued ONLY by the Attendance and Engagement Team.

Oxfordshire County Council
Attendance and Engagement Team
C/O Foxcombe Court
Abingdon Business Par
kWyndyke Furlong
OX14 1DZ
01865 323513

 For further information on Child Employment  Law, Work Permits and information leaflets for Parents, Students and Employers please follow the links


application_form_for_part_time_employment_of_school_age_children_2013.pdf 185KB Application Form for Part Time Employment of School Age Children
part_time_job__student_information_leaflet_2013.pdf 212KB Part Time Job - Student Information Leaflet 2013
child_employment__parent_information_leaflet_2013.pdf 213KB Child Employment - Parent Information Leaflet 2013
child_employment__employer_information_leaflet_2013.pdf 170KB Child Employment - Employer Information Leaflet 2013

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