Children have to be licenced to work and for the majority of performance that they take part in. Performances require children to be accompanied by a licensed chaperone.
Child Performance Licence
You may need to apply for a Child Performance Licence from your Local Authority for a child to take part in;
- A public performance, eg. a film, play or musical
- A sporting event for which the child will be paid
- A modelling assignment that you’re organising and for which the child will be paid
View further details with regards to Children in Entertainment.
Child Employment Permit
If you are employing children under compulsory school leaving age within your business, you need to apply for a Child Employment work permit from the local authority. This applies whether the child is paid or unpaid
View further details with regards to Child Employment.
Children who take part in public performances or entertainment under a local authority licence, must be supervised by an approved chaperone unless they are in the care of their parent or an approved tutor. To apply for a chaperone licence an applicant must be over the age of 18 and have a valid DBS certificate (this can be applied for during the process).
Chaperone licences are valid for three years. It is your responsibility to ensure you renew the licence at the end of this period as we do not issue renewal letters.
Completed applications should be sent to: AWS@rctcbc.gov.uk
Attendance and Wellbeing Service (AWS)
Valleys Innovation Centre
Tel: 01443 744298