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Every Child Matters Even When Theyre at Work Presentation by Terry Drury and Ian Hart - Committee Members of : - National Network for Child Employment.

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1 Every Child Matters Even When Theyre at Work Presentation by Terry Drury and Ian Hart - Committee Members of : - National Network for Child Employment & Entertainment

2 The Background EMPLOYMENT OF CHILDREN IS ENCOMPASSED WITH MORE THAN 200 PIECES OF LEGISLATION Employment CYPA 1933 & L.A. Byelaws Entertainment CYPA 1933/63/69 The Children (Performances) Regulations 1968 (as amended)

3 Employment Inconsistent interpretation Confusing prohibitions Removal from Model Byelaws LA priority Resources – Financial & Human

4 Prohibitions Commercial kitchen Butchers – meat for sale Cinemas Milk rounds Industrial undertakings

5 Entertainment Inconsistent interpretation Confusing legislation Insufficiently trained staff Insufficient resources LA Priority

6 Better Regulation Task Force (BRTF) April 2004 BRTF publish their report which identifies a need for change It makes FIVE recommendations

7 BRTF Report Recommendations: - DfES to commence work on consolidating child employment law by September 2004 Move to registration of employer (rather than the child) by February 2005 Children to work more than two hours on a Sunday by February 2005 Following consolidation of law, DfES to work closely with LAs to provide best practice guidance on the law for all users Director of Children Service to child employment as part of their remit.

8 BRTF Report (continued) December 2004 informal consultation on Employers bodies commences February 2005 DfES advise they will be calling a further meeting in April 2005 following consultation process so far. March 2005 General Election called

9 NNCEE /ITV Film Every Child Matters Even When Theyre at Work

10 The Way Forward With the help of our Legal advisor Carolyn Hamilton – Director of The Childrens Legal Centre we have formed a full review of potential law changes

11 Present Day Employment Current ministerial commitment to provide (non statutory guidance on CURRENT employment law NO COMMITMENT ON LEGISLATIVE CHANGE

12 Present Day (continued) NNCEE negotiating with DCSF on guidance and……… Maintaining its commitment to seek legislative change

13 Present Day – Entertainment Regulations NNCEE met with DCSF present first draft regulation change document Further consultation ongoing Second draft to DCSF end of year/ early January 2009

14 NNCEE PARTNERS NNCEE members & L.A. E&E staff Childrens Legal Centre ITV Granada Production Guild of Great Britain British Film Commissioner ITV, BBC,Talkback Thames & other television providers National Federation of Retail Newsagents NSPCC, TUC and Equity NODA & LTG & Stagecoach University of West of Scotland – Prof. Jim McKechnie

15 Committed to make the legislation of both employment & entertainment more easily understandable for ALL stakeholders and to reflect society in the 21 st Century. TO PROVIDE MORE AND BETTER OUTCOMES FOR CHILDREN NNCEE -

16 Every Child Matters Even When Theyre at Work Presentation by Terry Drury and Ian Hart - Committee Members of : - National Network for Child Employment & Entertainment


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