Break after working 5 hours under 18?

Hi, I currently work 5 hour shifts as a support worker at an unnamed company. The work is hard, believe me however I receive no break throughout the shifts. I’m under 18(17) and have googled this, it says I am entitled to a 30 minute break which may be unpaid. Does this mean what they are doing is illegal? Or is it... show more Hi, I currently work 5 hour shifts as a support worker at an unnamed company. The work is hard, believe me however I receive no break throughout the shifts. I’m under 18(17) and have googled this, it says I am entitled to a 30 minute break which may be unpaid. Does this mean what they are doing is illegal? Or is it a bit of a grey area? If it is illegal how would you suggest raising this. I’m also expected to arrive 15 minutes before my shift starts and stay 15 minutes after which is unpaid. I have made sure not to sign any contract agreeing to this. What do you suggest I do?
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