2. Work permits
Under these regulations any child who helps in a trade or occupation, even if they are family members and/or don't get paid for it, are deemed to be employed. If you employ children they must have a work permit, which you must complete and send to Devon County Council.
Within one week of employing a child an employer has a legal responsibility to send to Devon County Council written notification of the employment.
An employer must keep a written record (including name, address, date of birth, occupation and hours of work) relating to every child employed.
If you do not have a work permit for the child, they probably will not be covered by any of your insurances.
If you do not comply with the byelaws you can be prosecuted and receive a fine of up to £1,000.
Application forms and more information on this can be found on the Babcock Education website, who are a partner organisation of Devon County Council.