Child Employment

National Child Employment Raising Awareness Month

During the month of April, Local authorities in Wales will be joining together to raise
the profile of children of compulsory school age working part time legally.

The 1933 Children Act & Local Authority Bylaws govern the employment of school
aged children working part-time.

No child under the age of 13 years can be employed to work, the law specifies the
permitted hours, types of employment and makes it a requirement for employers to
apply for a permit to employ school aged children.

Employers who breech this legislation are risking the safety of young people and can
face a fine of up to £1000. Without a permit employers are breaking the law and
could risk invalidating their insurance too.

More information can also be found in the following documents:

Child Employment Awareness Statement
Child Employment Awareness Letter
Child Employment Poster

For further information contact the Swansea Child Employment Officer, John Austin or visit: http://www.swansea.gov.uk/childemployment