Apply for a child employment permit

What is the child employment permit for?

When a child of compulsory school age is employed to work after school, at weekends or during school holidays, the law states that they must be registered for work with their local authority, who will issue a work permit.

Similarly, if they are involved in entertainment, which includes television, film, theatre, modelling and paid sport, they may require a performance licence and a licensed chaperone.

What are the rules for child employment?

How do I apply for a permit?

There are 2 parts to the application process, the Application for an Employment Permit form, and the Job Checklist. The application should be signed by the parent and the employer then returned to us within 7 days of the start of employment commencing:

Part 1: Application for an Employment Permit Form. 

This form needs to be completed by the parent in conjunction with the employer. Please complete all parts of the form and attach the Job Checklist to it. 

Application for an Employment Permit Form.

Part 2: Job Checklist 

Complete the most appropriate template below, then attach it to the Application for an Employment Permit form.

If you need assistance to complete either of these forms, please get in touch with us using the contact details below.

More information

Work permits and performance licences are issued by:

Education Performance & Inclusion Team

3rd Floor, Block 4
Shire Hall
Westgate Street

01452 427800/427360/427274

For enquiries email


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