Having a part time job can be a rewarding and enjoyable experience for a child or young person. It is important that they are kept safe from harm or potential exploitation.
Children and young people thinking about getting a part time job, their parents or carers and their prospective employers need to be aware of the laws that aim to protect everyone involved.
In order to ensure that employers are working within the law, a work permit is required which states the terms under which the child will be employed. The work permit is evidence that the right permission has been sought and obtained.
The work permit means that the employee will be covered by the employer's liability insurance and is entitled to the same level of care and consideration as other employees in the company.
The below guidance can be downloaded and kept for future reference. It would be useful for:
Specific Byelaws are also included in the guidance but can be downloaded separately if required.
Full guidance for Child Employment
Sheffield's specific Byelaws about Child Employment. Please note that this is designed as a folded booklet.
This Flyer is a shortened reference guide to help you apply for a work permit. Please note that it's designed to be folded into three parts when printed.
Once you have decided to apply for a work permit, you can download the relevant forms below. The Application Form and Medical Declaration are both required to ensure your application is successful.
Also included to download is a document outlining what hours children can work.
Useful table to understand what hours a child or young person can work
If you have any queries or want to submit completed Application Forms, please contact us:
Prevention and Early Intervention
Sheffield City Council
Children, Young People and Families (CYPF)
Tel: 0114 2037442
Fax: 0114 2053524