Introduction

Children often want to earn extra money and many parents want their children to do this to help them become independent and self-disciplined. There are laws to protect children in the workplace.

In Somerset, employers are responsible for applying for a work permit for any child they employ.

Please see the tab ‘The employers responsibility’.

Please email any questions about work permits to;

childrens@somerset.gov.uk

 

If you have concerns about Illegal child employment or conditions where a child is employed, please email;

somerseteducationsafeguarding@somerset.gov.uk