Child Employment Laws

Darlington Borough Council is responsible for enforcing the Child Employment laws within our area. The employer of any school-age child is required to apply for a work permit before the child starts work.

Child employment leaflet

Please note that a school reference is required as part of the permit application process and permits will only be issued to students with a good attendance record.

Further information can be obtained from Darlington Borough Council tel: 01325 406161

Here are some useful tools to help students research their career aspirations

National Careers Service

Tees Valley Careers

TVCA guide for parents and pupils

All pupils have an account on Kudos an excellent on-line portal with lots of information about careers and routes to achieve them.