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Western Education & Library Board,
1 Hospital Road,
Omagh, Co Tyrone,
BT79 0AW

Telephone: 028 8241 1411
Fax: 028 8241 1400
Email: info@welbni.org
Textphone: 028 8241 1550

Child Employment Permits

Child Employment Permits

The Education Authority Western Region issues employment permits in respect of children of compulsory school age who propose to engage in part-time employment and who live in its area.

As required by law [The Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1995, Part X11, articles 135/6 & The Employment of Children Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996, amended 2006)], all employers of children of compulsory school age must apply for a permit to the Education Authority Western Region before the proposed starting date of the child.  The application must include the written consent from the parent/carer of the child.

N.B. It is unlawful for any child under the age of thirteen to be employed.

Completed application forms are assessed by a Designated Officer for Child Protection in CPSSS who will ensure that all legal and regulatory conditions are met.  A recommendation for approval is then made to the Chief Executive of the Education Authority Western Region who if satisfied will sign and issue the employment permit.  If a permit is not issued the proposed employment is unlawful and cannot proceed.

Application forms and regulations are available from CPSSS - Tel: 028 8241 1480 or by clicking on the links below:

Application for Employment Permit
Child Employment Guide