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A child under school leaving age may need a licence if they take 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.
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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.
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