Children up to 16 years old working in entertainment, in paid employment or as amateurs may need to be licensed by us.
Examples of areas requiring a licence include:
- film or stage work
- voice overs
- performing in amateur dramatics
- singing or dancing performances
Apply to be a chaperone
If you would like to apply to be a chaperone for children in entertainment you must complete the
chaperone application form. You will also need a current Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS formerly CRB) certificate. If you need a form to apply for a DBS certificate please contact us.
Body of persons approval (for children who are unpaid in entertainment)
Amateur organisations who are planning productions to take place in Merton may apply for a "body of persons" rather than applying for individual children's performance licences.
Education Welfare Service
10th Floor, Merton Civic Centre
Telephone: 020 8545 4021