The licensing of children is intended to safeguard their education, health and welfare. The Attendance Service is responsible for the issuing and supervision of licences on behalf of the Local Authority. All children who require a licence must be accompanied by a Local Authority approved chaperone or their own parent or carer.
Newcastle City Council issue licences for children taking part in a performance or activities that can include TV or filming, theatre, paid sporting activities or modelling.
The person responsible for the production in which the child is to take part must apply to the Local Authority in which the child resides for a Child Performance Licence.
How to Apply For A Licence
The applicant must complete Part 1 of the application form and sign the declaration at the end of Part 2, after the parent or carer has completed their section.
Performance Licence Application Form (pdf, 46.8kb)
The National Network for Child Employment and Entertainment (NNCEE) can offer further guidance and information about children in entertainment.
The Heaton Centre
Newcastle upon Tyne
Phone: 0191 277 4500