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Bye Laws - Employment of Children

Bye Laws - Employment of Children

The Employment of Children Bye Laws are designed to protect young people under school leaving age by ensuring that any employment they may undertake is suitable and the maximum number of hours that may be worked in any day or week.

The parent/carer or child requires to submit an application within a week of starting employment. This form is available in schools and from this page.

Application requirements

The application will require:

  • the child's name, address and date of birth
  • the name and address of the employer
  • the occupation and hours that the child proposes to work
  • a statement from the parent/carer that the child is fit to undertake the work and that the parent/carer approves
  • a signed statement from the employer that an appropriate risk assessment has been made

The application should be submitted to the child's school for approval.

The Headteacher or other representative of the senior management team requires to be satisfied that:

  • the employment is suitable for the child in terms of the byelaws and within the restriction on hours
  • the health, welfare or ability to take full advantage of his/her education would not be jeopardised
  • the child is fit to undertake the work for which he/she is to be employed

The Headteacher or member of the senior management team will issue a work permit when satisfied that the above requirements will be met. A copy of this permit should be held in the child's record and the issue of such a permit notified to pastoral staff.

At any point after issue the Headteacher may revoke or amend a work permit where the child is being employed unlawfully or they believe that the child's health, welfare or education is suffering as a result of the employment.

For Further Information Contact

Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: 01259 450000