Policy Statement

While generic precautions taken to protect the health and safety of the workforce as a whole will, in many cases, also protect young persons, there are occasions when different and/or additional measures will be necessary.

This policy aims to reduce any identified risks to young persons and provide guidance on specific control measures required to protect them. This policy also acknowledges relevant legislative provisions and confirms the organisation’scare service’s commitment to compliance with these provisions.


A child — anyone who has not yet reached the minimum school leaving age (MSLA). Pupils will reach the minimum school leaving age in the year they turn 16.

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