Protecting young people at work

A reminder that the young are key to our future success and support is essential.

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Young people are likely to be new to the workplace and facing unfamiliar risks. In the first six months they are more likely to have an accident than in the rest of their working life. Read below for guidance on protecting young people in the workplace.

There is also information on how your feedback can help us to ensure our new guidance to support disabled workers is user-friendly.

Protecting young people at work

When you employ young people under the age of 18, you have the same responsibilities for their health, safety and welfare as you do for other workers.

This applies whether they are:

  • a worker
  • on work experience
  • an apprentice

Employers can find out more advice at our website.

There is also specific guidance for the following groups:

  • young workers
  • parents and carers
  • schools and colleagues
  • work experience organisers

Visit our website to find out more about protecting young people at work.

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