Child Employment Permits
The Child Protection Support Service for Schools (CPSSS)/Education Welfare Service issues employment permits in respect of children of compulsory school age who propose to engage in part-time employment.
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 before the proposed starting date of the child's employment. The application must include 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.
If the Designated Officers in CPSSS are satisfied that all legal and regulatory conditions are being met, an employment permit is issued. If a permit is not issued, the proposed employment is unlawful.
Application forms and regulations are available from the CPSSS or by clicking on the following link: