Is it permissible to employ children?

Children under 14 years old are generally prohibited from any form of employment. However, some local authorities permit the employment of children who have reached the age of 13, in certain types of work, for example, the delivery of newspapers. Those between 14 and compulsory school age are prohibited from being employed in industrial undertakings such as factories and construction sites, except when on a work experience scheme approved by the local authority.