Norfolk & Suffolk Care Support Ltd
< January 2020

Updated guidance on employing workers aged 16 and 17

Skills for Care have updated their guidance on employing 16 & 17 year olds making the information more comprehensive.

It’s both legal and beneficial to employ young people (aged 16 and 17), in social care services, including home care and community-based services. Employing young people gives them the opportunity to start a career in care. The right employee, who has the right values and behaviours, can provide fresh thinking, challenge status quo and support with succession planning. They may also bring with them ‘lived experience’ that reflects the people employers are supporting.

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