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Child Employment Licence

Child employment licences are issued under the In accordance with the requirements of the Children & Young Persons Act and with the Local Authority Byelaws.

Children must be at least 13 years of age before they are allowed to begin work, and will require a licence until the last Friday in June of the academic year in which they become 16 years of age.

There are restrictions on the type of work that children of school age may undertake, and a licence will only be issued if the child is working in an area of employment which is not prohibited.

Some examples of the part time jobs that children can complete are:

  • agricultural or horticultural work
  • newspaper delivery round
  • shop work (including shelf stacking)
  • hairdressing salons
  • office work
  •  riding stables
  • domestic work in hotels and other buildings offering accommodation
  • cafĂ© work such as waiting tables. 

 Babysitting for friends and neighbours is not classed as employment.


Who to contact

0161 912 3295
0161 911 8669
Trafford Council - Child Employment Licence

Where to go

Name of Venue
Sale Waterside
Venue Address
Waterside Plaza
M33 7ZF

When is it on?

Days & Times
Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm

Who is it for?

13 to 16 years

How to use this service

Referral Required?
Referral Details

No referral procedure, please call or email

Cost Information
Last updated date:
31 March 2020

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