Child employment and children in entertainment

Regulations regarding child employment apply to all children of compulsory school age whether they attend a school or are home educated. Children may not work until they attain the age of 13 years. Before a child is able to commence any form of employment he/she must be in possession of a Work Permit.

Regulations regarding children in entertainment apply to all children of compulsory school age whether they attend a school or are home educated. A Performance Licence is required if a child is engaged in paid work in the theatre, in a film or television performance, in modelling or sport.

Further information on Child Employment, Work Permits and Children in Entertainment on our dedicated webpage