Child employment whether, paid or unpaid, is different to Work Experience. Children under the age of 13 are not allowed to be employed.
Children from the age of 13, until they leave compulsory education, can work and they need a child employment licence.
The local Council where the child is going to work is responsible for issuing the child employment licence (also known as a Work Permit).
The Access and Attendance Team issue employment licences for children who work in Barking and Dagenham.
Whether the work is paid or unpaid, a child employment licence is still needed.
Laws and regulations apply to the employment of children and are referred to in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Employment of Young Children Bye laws 1998, a copy of which, along with a Child Employment leaflet, can be obtained by contacting the Access and Attendance Team.
For a copy of a Child Employment Leaflet or for the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Employment of Young Children Bye laws 1998 please contact the Access and Attendance Team who also issue the Child employment licence (also known as a Work Permit) to children who work in the borough.