Apply for a Child Performance Licence
There are special licensing requirements for children who perform and in many cases children should not take part in performances except under the authority of a licence granted by the local authority in whose area the child resides.
Please give 21 days notice before a performance is to start. We only licence children who live within Wolverhampton.
You can find comprehensive information about children in entertainment by visiting www.nncee.org.uk.
You can download a Child Performance and Activities Licence application form from the Downloads section.
The law states that when performing, children should be supervised by their own parent or a registered chaperone. Please give 3 months notice before you require your licence. We only licence people who live within Wolverhampton.
You can download an application form to register as a chaperone from the Downloads section.
Children and part-time work
The Local Authority has a statutory duty to regulate, supervise and enforce legislation for all aspects of the employment of children of school age.
Many children work part-time. It can be a helpful source of extra money and good preparation for the future, but many jobs are illegal without a permit from the Local Authority.
You can download a Child Employment Permit from the Downloads section.
A notification should be sent to the Local Authority within 7 days of the employment commencing. You will need to apply to the Local Authority where the employment is taking place.
To check which Local Authority a post-code falls under please check: www.gov.uk/find-local-council.
To speak to someone in Wolverhampton regarding Children in Employment and Entertainment contact:
- Telephone: 01902 555233
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Priory Green Building, Whitburn Close, Pendeford, Wolverhampton WV9 5NJ.