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Apply for a Body Of Person Approval certificate (BOPA)

What is a Body of Person Approval Certificate and how can you apply for one? 

If your organisation or school has a Body of Person Approval Certificate, you will not need to apply for a child performance licence for each child.

However, if a child will need to be absent from school to perform then you will need a licence for each child affected.

To qualify for a Body of Person Certificate, your organisation or school must:

  • comply with licensing and performance regulations
  • all performances and rehearsals must take place in Rutland
  • performances and rehearsals must take place outside of school hours
  • the organisation must have a child safeguarding policy
  • no payment will be made to, or on behalf of the child, other than expenses

Please submit your BOPA application at least 21 days before the start of the performance or activity.

Apply for a Body of Persons Approval Certificate

Please be aware that it is your responsibility to ensure that you have read and fully understood the statutory requirements for the licence you are applying for. Failure to do so may lead to the licence being revoked and possible prosecution.

Please contact our Inclusion team for more information.

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