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Child employment

Children under age 13 are not allowed to be employed. Older children who are still of school age can work, but not before 7am or after 7pm on any day. There are also several kinds of work that are not allowed.

During the child's first week at work, the employer must submit a work permit application to legally register the employment. The employer must also complete a risk assessment before the child starts work.

If a child works outside the Rotherham area, the application should be made to the council responsible for that area.

If a child has more than one job, each job needs to be registered separately even if it is with the same employer.

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