Child performance licence:
When your child is chosen for a job they will need to obtain a Child PerformanceLicence. The licence is required for all children working within the media from your local authority. Here at Semper Fidelis child model and talent agency, it is mainly the client's responsibility to obtain a Child performance licence with the help of the agent.
To obtain child performance licence, you will require;
· Part 1 of licence form (client to complete)
· Part 2 of licence form
· Signed a self-certified medical declaration
· School letter
· 2x passport photographs
The above list of paperwork is then presented to your local authority for the licence.
You will only need to complete this application process when your child is offered the job as working dates need to be included
A school letter is required if the work is during school hours and your child will be missing school time. A letter of authority is required from the school to agree to the absence.on the application forms.
The licence is only valid for the one job; unfortunately, the process is repeated for every job.
Some local authorities will offer an open licence for the year. This, therefore, means that only the client needs to complete part one of the form for each job.
“Children’s Bookings” Where the actor/model is 16 years old or younger the client must comply with the legislation in accordance with the Children and Young Person Acts of 1933 and 1963 and the Children (performance) Regulations 1968. It is the client responsibility to arrange the granting of any licence required under this legislation.
The following government link will put you in contact with your local authority.
The following government link supplies more information regarding child performance and regulations that may be useful to read
Here is a list of downloadable standard forms;
Clients and models can find useful help and advice regarding the regulations of child employment.
Legislations are in place to protect all child performers; please view the latest 2014 act here:
National Network for Child Employment & Entertainment is the only National organisation solely dedicated to the continual development and implementation of ‘good practice’ issues for children engaged in employment and taking part in public performances.
You can also find more advice on the government website, government guidance; Child performance and activities.
Our agency has a licensed Chaperone.