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

Useful Links:

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National Careers Service