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Does the law control when a child can work and get paid for it?

Does the law control when a child can work and get paid for it?

Update: 2021-05-13
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In our latest episode Alma-Constance and Lucinda tackle another big topic - children and work.

Their guest was employment lawyer Kevin Poulter, a partner in solicitors firm Freeths, who advises people about the rights and duties of employment.  
 
As kids grow, it is exciting to think that they can earn their own money and then make decisions about what to do with it. Taking up some work experience can be a good way for a child to find out more about the world of work which can be useful later on in life, as they decide about the types of work they may want to do as adults. 

Looking back in time, it was the case that  many children had to work, unless their family was wealthy. They were expected to work as soon as they  could and the type of work depended on where you lived either in the countryside, towns and cities.  Indeed, some of the first employment-related laws concerned children.  

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See you in the next episode!

 


More reading

https://www.gov.uk/child-employment

Is it legal? A parents’ guide to the law

https://www.rbkc.gov.uk/pdf/FPI%20is%20it%20legal%20Feb_08.pdf


https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/in-the-home/home-alone/


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Does the law control when a child can work and get paid for it?

Does the law control when a child can work and get paid for it?

Alma-Constance Denis-Smith and Lucinda Acland