Children in Entertainment
A child Performance Licence must be obtained for all children,
from babies until they cease to be of compulsory school age. The
Child Performance Licence allows your child to perform in
- Modelling and Sport
- Licensed premises
The child has not performed more than 4 days in the 6 months
preceding (and including) the date of the first performance being
applied for. The total days must also include those for any
other organisations, but not school performances;
and they do not require time off school (paid or unpaid)
or the performance is under arrangements made with the school or
a Body of Persons exemption can be granted by The Children in
Entertainment Department of Children's Services or Secretary
of State (if certain criteria are met);
and no payment is made to the child or any person, except for
The licence applicant is the person responsible for the
production in which the child is to take part.
The holder of the licence is the person who is responsible for
observing the restrictions and conditions subject to which the
licence is granted.
If a Child Performance Licence is not required we still request
that the organiser of the performance/show register all children
taking part. this allows us to keep a register of all
Worcestershire children taking part in a performance. Even if a
license is not required most of the rules and regulations still
Children must be in the care of either their parent (the child's
legal guardian) or an approved matron at all times.
Note: Grandparents, uncles and aunts, childminders etc. are NOT
legal guardians (unless they are recognised as such by the courts)
and therefore need to be approved in order to be the chaperone.
Parents, unless they are approved chaperones, cannot be responsible
for children other than their own.
To apply for an additional chaperone you can download the
an additional chaperone (PDF 81 KB).
out more information and advice about Child Entertainment
To find out more information or gain some general advice you can
get in touch with our Child Entertainment Officer.
PO Box 5118
Telephone: 01905 822452
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This page was last reviewed 27 May 2014 at 9:57.
The page is next due for review 23 November 2015.