A child under school leaving age may need a licence if take they part in certain events.

The person in charge of the event must apply to the child’s local council for a child performance licence. Do this at least 21 days before the event.

Use the child’s postcode to find the right council.

Postcode lookup

eg SW1A 2AA

What you need to know

Ask the council if you’re not sure you need a licence. If you do, the child must be supervised by an approved adult.

The rules are different in Northern Ireland.