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New DCSF Guidance on Employing Children

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Ever wondered whether Mr Grimes breached health and safety laws when sending Tom up the chimney? Or whether Miss Hannigan breached the Working Time Regulations when forcing Annie to sweep the orphanage floor?

Well, wonder no more. The Department for Children Schools and Family has produced an excellent Guide on Employing Children, covering everything from the types of work children can (and cannot) do, through the number of hours they can be required to work, to specific health & safety requirements. It's a really good guide to print off and keep for future reference.