The Department for Children, Schools and Families has published a new guide on employing children under the school leaving age. The guide usefully sets out the key legal provisions and best practice advice on the employment of children for local authorities, employers, parents and schools. The guidance includes advice on the work that a child can do; the permits that are required and how they can be obtained; health and safety requirements and the potential offences.

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