There are Byelaws which affect both the hours that children may work at different ages and also the type of work some children can do.

They also require children to be approved for suitable work as well as requiring risk assessments to be undertaken by an employer. Under the Byelaws, a parent and or employer can commit an offence by failing to comply with the Byelaws, which is punishable by a fine of up to £1,000.

A child who lives in Torbay can not take part in a performance unless licensed by us. Licences are granted where we are satisfied with the child's fitness and about provisions made for their health, kind treatment and education.