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Review of Child Labour Laws of Barbados

APPENDIX I

Summary of Good Practices in Countries Studied

Policy on Child Labour

  • (i)

    The Steering Committee to consider the development of a policy for the prevention and elimination of child labour is appointed by Cabinet. (Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago)

  • (ii)

    The Steering Committee is a sub-Committee of the National Committee on Families and Children or with direct links to such a Committee. (Belize)

  • (iii)

    The policies for the prevention and elimination of child labour are considered within a broader policy, administrative and institutional context that seeks to connect all programmes and institutions promoting the protection of the rights of the child. (Belize)

  • (iv)

    The Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition sign a MOU establishing a bipartisan Working Group to build consensus on a National Plan of Action for Children and Adolescents. (Belize)

Minimum Age for Employment

  • (i)

    The minimum statutory age declared for admission to work is sixteen years. (Barbados)

  • (ii)

    The minimum age for admission to work is consistent with the human development standard of the country. (Barbados)

  • (iii)

    One basic minimum age is applicable to all sectors and occupations, without any exception. (Guyana)

  • (iv)

    The minimum age for admission to employment is consistent with the compulsory age for completion of schooling. (Barbados, Guyana)

Compulsory Age for Completion of School

(i)

All children shall attend school up to the age of 16 years. (Bahamas, Barbados)

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