Apply for a child employment permit

To be employed a child must be at least 13 years old and must have a work permit until they are no longer of statutory school age (the last Friday of the school year once they turn 16).

A child employment permit can be taken away if the child’s school attendance or wellbeing is affected by the employment.

If you are employing a child you will also need to ensure that they:

  • work no longer than the maximum hours for a child of their age
  • get the number of breaks that they need
  • are doing work that a child their age is allowed to do in a work premise that is safe and appropriate

How to apply

To apply for a child employment permit you will need the:

  • address of the place of employment
  • dates and times that the child will be working
  • consent and signature of the parent and the child

Complete a child employment permit application and email it to childperformance@medway.gov.uk

For further information please call 01634 337 310