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Permitted and Prohibited Employment

Permitted Employment

  • Deliver newspapers and leaflets
  • Shop work

  • Hairdressers

  • Office work

  • Car washing by hand in a private residential setting

  • In a café or restaurant

  • In riding stables

  • Domestic work

  • Agricultural or horticultural work (only occasionally and for child’s own parents)

Prohibited Employment

  • In a cinema, theatre, disco, dance hall or night club, unless licensed under Child Performance regulations

  • Sell or deliver alcohol (except in sealed containers)

  • Deliver milk

  • Deliver fuel oils

  • In a commercial kitchen

  • Collect or sort refuse

  • In any work more than three metres above ground floor level

  • In any work involving harmful exposure to physical, biological or chemical agents

  • Collect money or sell or canvas door-to-door

  • Involving exposure to adult material or situations

  • In telephone sales

  • In a slaughter house or in the part of any premises connected with the killing of livestock, butchery or preparation of carcasses or meat for sale

  • In an amusement arcade or fairground

  • Personal care of residential or nursing home residents