The Government has published a report of the consultation on proposed changes to child performance legislation. The key purpose of the measures proposed in the consultation was to increase the opportunities for children to benefit from taking part in performances, and to ensure that children in different areas can access them on an equal basis.
The proposals were intended to clarify responsibilities for the safety, wellbeing and education of children when they perform, and to remove unnecessary bureaucracy from the performance licensing framework. The report summarises the views expressed in the consultation exercise.
If you are a parent or production company and wish to make an enquiry about a licence for a performance, you need to contact your local authority. Further information can be found in the 'child employment' pages of the Directgov website.
The Government has provided guidance to local authorities and amateur performance groups on how to make greater use of Body of Persons (BOP) approvals. These approvals can be given to amateur groups in order to reduce the administrative requirements involved in licensing children for performances. The guidance is available to download.
Sarah Thane's review of the 40-year-old Government regulations on child performances.
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This guidance helps local authorities and amateur groups to make greater use of Body of Persons (BOP) approvals.
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