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(1) Terminology

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5.     Employment of children and young persons

Contributing Editor

IAN SMITH MA, LLB

of Gray's Inn, Barrister; Emeritus Professor of Employment Law at the University of East Anglia

A.     Introduction to employment of children and young persons

(1)     Terminology

The modern terminology used in statute in relation to those under 18, the age of majority, is 'child' and 'young person'. A 'child' is a person not over compulsory school age (Education Act 1996 s 558; Children and Young Persons Act 1933 s 30(1)); while this is generally thought of as meaning under 16, a

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