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Children in employment

Many children enjoy getting a part-time job. This could include being a waitress or waiter, working in a shop, a paper round or working in the family business.

Here you can find information about the law, how to apply for a work permit and advice on the sort of work a child can do.

It is important that a child has a work permit. Without a work permit a child will be working illegally and without insurance.

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