Scotland on Sunday (p7) reported that every council in Scotland is currently working on their own version of the law.
Under the plans every employer of a child will have to complete a detailed risk asessement before a special permit is issued. Police and council social workers will be able to demand to see the permit whenever they wish. It will be applied for by the employer but is held by the individual child and is in their name.
Social workers and education department staff are to be tasked with policing the new laws, and any suggestion that the children are doing physically strenuous demanding labour rather than light work will be investigated.