Clampdown finds 50 child workers in Medway
Fifty children have been found working illegally during a clampdown by a council in Kent.
Medway Council carried out checks on 90 shops and workplaces during National Child Employment Fortnight, between 28 March and 8 April.
The authority said investigations were continuing with the employers of a further 11 young people.
Anyone hiring children under school-leaving age needs to obtain a permit from their local authority.
The permit must be signed by the employer and the child's parent.
Employers who break the law could face fines of up to £1,000.
The council has also sent out guidance to Year 8 pupils across the Medway towns giving advice on employment and details of how to apply for a free work permit.