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Child Employment.

Dear Resident


Are you the parent of a young person who is looking for work?  Are you an employer looking to recruit a young person? If so please read on.


A young person between the age of 13 and 16 who is employed must be registered with the council. Application forms for both Telford & Wrekin Council and Shropshire Council are processed jointly.


Permitted types of employment

A young person aged thirteen plus may be employed in light work in one or more of the following specified categories:
•agricultural or horticultural work
•delivery of newspapers, journals, leaflets (not collection of any money)
•shop work including shelf stacking
•hairdressing salons
•office or clerical work (not in an industrial premise)
•car washing by hand in a private residential setting
•riding stables, kennels or catteries
•cafe or restaurant (not in a kitchen).

Prohibited types of employment

No young person of any age may be employed in the following:
•in a cinema, theatre, dance hall or nightclub except in connection with a performance given entirely by children
•be involved in gambling
•to sell or deliver alcohol, cigarettes or medicine
•to deliver milk
•to deliver fuel oils
•in a commercial kitchen (chip shop, takeaway)
•to collect or sort refuse
•be involved in street trading
•work in a factory or warehouse
•working in a pub or club
•in employment involving exposure to physical, biological or chemical agents
•to collect money or to sell or canvas door to door
•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
•as an attendant or assistant in a fairground or amusement arcade
•any jobs which may cause you harm or injury.

For further information and a copy of the work permit application form, please visit https://www.telford.gov.uk/info/20025/school_information/728/child_employment 


Thank you



Safer Neighbourhood Team Sergeant 


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