Child Work Permits

Children cannot work until they are 13 years old and may only do work involving light duties. All children aged between 13 and the statutory school leaving age, who are employed, must hold a work permit. Babysitting is not considered ‘work’ by the law. Statutory school leaving date is the last Friday in June in the academic year in which the child is 16 years old.

Oxfordshire County Council websiteHas information on how to apply online for a Child Work Permit and further legal conditions that apply to employing children.

The employer should email the form to the Wood Green School Attendance Officer for their completion.


Updated: September 2022