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Apply for a child performance licence

Information on how to apply for a child performance licence 

You will need:

  • to apply at least 21 days before the date of the first performance, or the first date the child will have to be absent from school, for example, for rehearsals
  • to tell us when the child will be performing
  • full details of the performance
  • dates of the performances and rehearsals
  • times of the performances and rehearsals
  • the period of time that the activities will take place
  • one passport size photo of the child
  • a copy of the child’s birth certificate
  • a copy of your safeguarding policy
  • a letter from the school agreeing to the absence
  • a copy of  the risk assessment relating to the child’s role (if applicable)
  • c copy of the (draft) contract or other agreement relating to the child’s appearance in the performance (if applicable)
  • a registered chaperone approved by the council who must be in charge of the child throughout the period covered by the licence. A chaperone can look after up to twelve children at one time.

Please 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.

Apply for a child performance licence

Who receives a copy of the licence?

  • the applicant (has the original copy)
  • the child’s school if an absence is required
  • the parent (if applicable)
  • the chaperone (if applicable) 

Please contact our inclusion team for more information 

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