Children under the statutory school leaving age can only be employed within the terms of the bye-laws on the Employment of Children. These regulations do not permit the employment of children under 13 years of age, and for those over the age there are limits on the hours and type of employment which are allowed. Parents and employers must both complete an application form for an employment permit before the employment begins. Forms and information are available from the school office. Further details can be obtained from the Department of Education & Children’s Services, Inclusion & Equality, John Muir House, Haddington, EH41 3HA.