Apply for a child performance licence

Apply for a child performance for school age children; what you'll need to apply and who should apply for child performance licence in Suffolk.

Children who take part in a performance and haven't reached the school leaving age may need a licence to perform.

Performances include:

  • recorded or broadcasted productions
  • theatre productions
  • modelling assignments
  • professional sporting activities
Download the application form

A licence is needed when the:

  • child will need to miss school
  • audience has to pay an admission charge or the child is paid
  • child works more than 4 days in a 6 month period
  • child is employed in sporting activities and/or modelling work
  • performance is not covered by a body of persons licence 

Further information

Suffolk Byelaws on the Employment of Children 1998.

  • The child’s birth certificate
  • Two identical passport photographs taken within six months of the date of the application
  • A copy of the contract or other documents regulating the activity or performance

The person who must apply is someone:

  • responsible for organising the sporting event
  • who engages the child as a model
  • responsible for the production

Call the Child Employment office on 01473 265195.

Address

Child Employment Office
Suffolk County Council
Endeavour House
8 Russell Road
Ipswich
Suffolk
IP1 2BX