Child entertainment licence

Children in performances and activities

You may need a child entertainment licence if your production or activity includes children under school leaving age as defined on the UK Government website. Productions and activities include

  • television
  • theatre
  • modelling
  • sport.

You need a licence so we can make sure that the child's learning and welfare are protected during the production or activity.

To apply for a licence download the form below. Applications must be received at least 21 days before the production takes place.

For amateur productions, where a group of children are not being paid for taking part, a body of persons approval can be sought instead of applying for individual licences.

You can find more information about child performances on the Scottish Government website.

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