Licensing

Child performance licence

All children that take part in films, plays, concerts or other public performances that the audience pays to see, that take place on a licensed premises, or sporting events or modelling assignments where the child is paid require a child performance licence.

The purpose of the licence is to ensure that all children are adequately safeguarded and supported.

Apply

There are two parts to the application form:

  • Part 1 should be completed by the production agency 
  • Part 2 should be completed by the child’s parent or legal guardian.

You will need to send us the completed form and:

  • a copy of the child’s birth certificate or passport (please do not send originals)
  • a passport-style photo of the child taken in the last six months
  • a letter authorising any absence from school, signed by the head or deputy head teacher.

If a child misses more than three consecutive school days, a tutor must be supplied who must be registered with us. You must negotiate this with the head-teacher prior to the licence application.

You must apply for the licence at least 10 working days before the start of the performance.

We do not issue six-month ‘open’ licences.

You can download the application form from 'Useful documents' below, and email it, along copies of supporting evidence, to pupilservices@islington.gov.uk or post it to Pupil Services at 222 Upper Street, London, N1 1XR.

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