5. Local council rules for child employment permits
Most local councils say that businesses intending to employ school-aged children must apply for a child employment permit before they can be employed.
If a child is working without a child employment permit, there’s a risk that the employer won’t be insured against accidents involving the child.
Children don’t need a work permit for work experience arranged by their school.
Employers should contact their local council’s education department or education welfare service to find out if a child employment permit is needed.