Employing children: the law explained


Whether you are considering taking on a child worker for a few hours in the summer holidays, or around school, it is important to understand the legal position of what is and is not permitted. Even in situations where a child has grown up on farm, it is imperative not to be complacent about the legal requirements that must be followed before they carry out any work for you. This Q&A is designed to provide an introduction and some key points into employing a child worker. Further advice on your specific situation should be obtained by speaking to an adviser on our CallFirst Helpline on 0370 845 8458.