A child will need a licence if they're of school age and taking part in:
The person in charge of running the event must apply to us for a child performance licence. To get a licence, send an email or call 0161 603 4350.
The council will only agree to a licence if all conditions are met and information is provided. The child's school can also stop the licence being issued if they think it will affect the child's education, health or welfare.
Please note that as of the 31 August 2016 all Body of Persons Applications will have to include Local Authority Approved Chaperones.
For more information about this or if you wish to discuss, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If the child won’t be with their parent, school teacher or home tutor, they must be supervised by a chaperone approved by the council. Chaperones can apply to us for approval by completing the application form and supporting documents (below). Email them to our child employment officer.
The council will carry out checks through the Disclosure and Barring Service.
The need for a performance licence and chaperone approval comes under the Children and Young Persons Act 1963 and Children (Performances and Activities)(England) Regulations 2014.
Performance licences applications
Chaperone application and supporting documents
Legislation and guidance documents
If you are unable to view documents of these types, our downloads page provides links to viewing software.
This page was last updated on 28 April 2017