Information for families in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

Child Employment Team - BCP Council

Child Employment Team - BCP Council logo

The law states that any child who has a part time job must have a work permit. The Child Employment Team are responsible for issuing work permits for all children who have part time jobs in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.

The law states that no child under the age of 13 years can be employed. This includes working for parents who own their own business.

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Venue/Contact Details
BCP Council
BH15 1SA
Area coverage
BCP Area
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  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Pushchair and Pram Accessible
  • Accessible Toilet
  • Lift
Times and Costs
Opening times:
Monday to Thursday 8:30am - 5:15pm. Friday 8:30am - 4:45pm.
Further opening details:
  • Afternoon
  • Morning
  • Daily
  • All Year Round
This service is free.
Ages, Booking Details and Referral Information
From 13 years to 16 years
Eligibility criteria:
Employers wishing to employ school aged children. School aged children employed or wishing to be employed
Referral process:
  • By telephone, email or letter.
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