Apply for permission to employ a child
Get permission so that a child of school age can work for you
Rules for employers
You need to apply for permission to employ a child if the child is of school age.
School age lasts until the last Friday in June of the school year in which the child becomes 16 years old.
Check where and when children can work and read the rules employers need to follow.
A child needs to be at least 13 years old to work part-time, unless they work in TV, film, theatre, sport or modelling.
Apply by post or email
Download the Apply for a work permit to employ a child application (PDF 188KB).
Return the completed form:
- by email to email@example.com
- or by post to Child Employment Officer, Access to Education Team, First Floor, Hove Town Hall, Norton Road, Hove BN3 3BQ
Get more information about child employment and working hours for children on the GOV.UK website