This page is known as: www.birmingham.gov.uk/education-welfare
The work of the Education Welfare Service (EWS) focuses on:
Child Employment and Entertainment Licensing
The Education Welfare Service investigates and monitors employment undertaken by young people aged 16 years and under
, to ensure that it is legal and safe and that it does not harm or interrupt their education. As part of this it is responsible for issuing Work Permits and Licenses to employers and also Approving and Registering Chaperones
, to safeguard children in entertainment. There are strict laws that govern the part-time employment of young people, even those undertaking a paper round. Strict laws also apply for young people taking part in performances, filming, modelling assignments, sporting activities etc.