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Children and Young Peoples Services

Services for Adults on the Isle of Wight

Child Employment

Also known as:- Employment Licence, Employment under the age of 16, Paid Work or Work Experience and school Aged Pupils, Work Permits

Service Description: Some students will take the opportunity of some part time working and it is important that parents understand the legal position with regard to this. Parents / Carers should be aware that the law regulating the employment / working of young people is quite specific.

Employers MUST complete and submit an Application for Child Employment (Form WM8) to the Local Authority for approval before employment can begin. This form can be found on the Council's website to complete and submit on-line or it can be printed and posted. A copy of the employer's risk assessment must also accompany the application. Click on the 'Forms' tab above to complete an application.

Contact Information
Department Directorate for Children & Young People
Address County Hall
Isle of Wight
PO30 1UD
External Phone 01983 814680
Opening Times Monday - Thursday 8.30am - 5.00pm
Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm


Direct Contact
Contact Name Kim Hammond
Job Title Business Services Administrator