Child Employment Info

Child Employment Information

Part Time Work   (Please take the time to read all of this document)

A) Work Hours allowed        B) Type of work ALLOWED      C) Type of work NOT ALLOWED

If you work, the following rules apply until you reach school leaving age. An application form signed by your parents and employer should be completed and sent to the address below before you start working. Application forms may be obtained from the Pupil and Parent Services Section, Torfaen Education Department, 4th Floor, County Hall, Cwmbran, NP44 2WN

(Tel: 01633 648 124)

A) – Hours of work that are allowed

When you are

13

&

14

YouCANWork

During the following hours

School Days

Not more than a total of 2 hours in one day during the following time periods

  • · In the morning between 7am and the start of school (1 hour maximum)
  • · In the evening between close of school and 7pm

Saturdays (*)

5 hours a day between 7am and 7pm

Sundays

2 hours a day between 7am and 7pm

School Holidays (*)

5 hours a day on any weekday (except Sundays) between 7am and 7pm, but total hours worked each week must not exceed 25 hours. You must have 2 consecutive weeks break in a year and they must be taken during the school holidays

(*) No child of any age may work more than 4 hours in any day without a rest break of one hour

When You

Are

15

You CAN Work

During the following hours

School Days

Not more than a total of 2 hours in one day during the following time periods

  • · In the morning between 7am and the start of school (1 hour maximum)
  • · In the evening between close of school and 7pm

Saturdays (*)

8 hours a day between 7am and 7pm

Sundays

2 hours a day between 7am and 7pm

School Holidays (*)

8 hours a day on any weekday (except Sundays) between 7am and 7pm, but total hours worked each week must not exceed 35 hours. You must have 2 consecutive weeks break in a year and they must be taken during the school holidays

(*) No child of any age may work more than 4 hours in any day without a rest break of one hour

When You

are

16

The hours of employment specified for 15 year olds will apply to you whilst you are of compulsory school age. If you wish, you are legally able to leave school on the last Friday in June in the school year in which you reach the age of 16  

You are not able to take up full time employment until after that date

 

B) – Type of work that is allowed

When You

Are

13

You may only be employed in “light work” on one or more of the following:

  • Agricultural or horticultural work
  • Delivery of newspapers, journals and other printed material
  • Shop work, including shelf stacking
  • Hairdressing salons
  • Office work
  • Car washing by hand in a residential setting
  • In a café or restaurant
  • In riding stables
  • Domestic work in hotels and other establishments offering accommodation

 

 

When You

Are

     14 & 15

You may be employed only in “light work”

You may engage in street trading if you are employed by your parent in connection with their business and if you are supervised by them and if you have been granted a street traders license by your local authority

When You

Are

16

The above restrictions will still apply whilst you are of compulsory school age as mentioned above

 

C) – Type of work that is NOT allowed

Prohibited employment for all children of compulsory school age

No child of any age may be employed :-

  • · In a cinema, theatre, discotheque, dance hall or night club, except in connection with a performance given entirely by children
  • · To sell or deliver alcohol, except in sealed containers
  • · To deliver milk
  • · To deliver fuel oils
  • · In a commercial kitchen
  • · To collect or sort refuse
  • · In any work which is more than 3 metres above ground level or, in the case of internal work, more than 3 metres above floor level
  • · In employment involving harmful exposure to physical, biological or chemical agents
  • · To collect money or to sell or to sell or canvas door to door, except under the supervision of an adult
  • · In work involving exposure to adult material or in situations which are for this reason otherwise unsuitable for children
  • · In telephone sales
  • · In any slaughterhouse or in that part of any butcher’s shop or other premises connected with the killing of livestock, butchery or in the preparation of carcasses or meat for sale
  • · As an attendant or assistant in a fairground or amusement arcade or in any other premises used for the purpose of public amusement by means of automatic machines, games of chance or skill or similair devices

In the personal care of residents of any residential care home or nursing home unless under the supervision of a responsible adult

 

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