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Children in entertainment

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.

Apply for a Child Performance licence

pdf icon Application for a Child Performance Licence [99kb]

pdf icon Application for an Exemption Declaration [742kb]

To speak to someone in Wolverhampton regarding children in entertainment:

You can find comprehensive information about children in entertainment by visiting


The law states that when performing, children should be supervised by their own parent or a registered chaperone.

pdf icon Chaperone application form [302kb]

pdf icon Handbook for chaperones [438kb]

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.

pdf icon Apply for an employment of child permit [701kb]