Resources on child labour and Labour Inspection


  1. Optimizing compliance with child labour legislation through strategic collaboration of labour inspection and child labour monitoring programmes, Brief 1, January 2017

    07 February 2017

    Labour inspectorates, together with other public institutions and in collaboration with social partners, have long been active in addressing child labour and its worst forms through the combined use of advisory and enforcement actions. Despite these efforts, child labour continues to be a concern worldwide and, in most countries, inspectorates could leverage the action of other relevant players, among which are child labour monitors. Whilst many good practices of collaboration are recognised, it is also true that the synergies of these two mechanisms are not well known and thus there is the potential to improve collaboration.


  1. The tripartite process of determining hazardous child labour - Guide for facilitators

    30 August 2012

    This Guide is designed for the Government unit tasked with organizing and facilitating the Tripartite Consultations that will result in either a new or a revised list of hazardous child labour for the country.


  1. The good practices of labour inspection in Brazil: the prevention and eradication of child labour

    01 December 2010

    This document describes the eff orts undertaken by the Brazilian Ministry of Labour and Employment (MTE), through its Secretariat of Labour Inspection (SIT), in order to withdraw working children and adolescents from the labour market, referring them to a social protection network, in order to prevent child labour, and to protect the rights of adolescent workers.

  2. Cooperating out of child labour

    01 May 2010

    The IPEC Karnataka child labour project has a holistic approach to eliminate and prevent child labour, through its four levels; community, block, disctrict and state.

  3. El Salvador: Elimination of the worst forms of child labour in sugarcane sector: A different world is possible

    01 May 2010

    In the process of eliminating child labour in El Salvador, the creation of an enabling environment and the development of direct interventions are essential.


  1. Taking action! The Labour Inspection in the face of crimes of commercial sexual exploitation of children and adolescents

    01 March 2009

    This pamphlet, addressed to labour inspectors, attempts to answer the questions related to child labour and its worst forms, and inform, in particular, with regard to crimes of commercial sexual exploitation of children and adolescents, who are victims of economic exploitation. This document includes the telephone numbers of institutions in Central America and the Dominican Republic, with whom labour inspectors can coordinate actions for the protection of victims and reporting of CSEC cases.


  1. The school based monitoring system: An overview of historical and current legislation in the UK concerning the inspection process in the education system

    01 January 2004

    This study briefly looks at the historical development of the school monitoring and inspection systems of the United Kingdom in order to form the basis for further analyses of the policies and practical methods developed within the education system that can be of use as part of holistic approaches to establishing child labour monitoring systems.


  1. Combating child labour: A handbook for labour inspectors

    01 December 2002

  2. Children at work: Health and safety risks (second edition)

    01 January 2002

    This publication provides information on hazardous occupations so that priorities can be set by the legislators, policy-makers and authorities at national, municipal and community levels, including traditional leaders. The main feature of this publication is to propose a strategy from a health perspective to address the problem of child labour. It identifies a possible model which may be of interest to a broad audience.