Employers reminded about need for work permits

Employers in Argyll and Bute and West Dunbartonshire are being reminded that a work permit is required for all young people aged between 14 and 16 who work part-time while still at school.

Argyll and Bute Council is committed to the protection of children in employment, and has a number of byelaws which state the rules and regulations governing the employment of children – one of which is a valid work permit.

The work permit is free of charge and must be signed by the head teacher from the young person’s school, as well as a parental guardian and employer.

For more information, and to download an application form for the permit, visit the council website: www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/content/protection-children-work-employment-form-1


  1. And as for shop local, eat local, not in Dumbarton High Street you wouldn’t.

    Sad to say it’s become a run down slum, full of empty shops, and strewn with temporary road barrier.

    Best avoided in truth. It sadly reflects the area, and you have to ask yourself why would anyone want to visit.

    Contrast it however with Helensburgh, its lovely Colquhoun Square, its upgraded frontage, and its proposals for the pier area and you see an town making the effort. The difference couldn’t be more stark.

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