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Advice on licensing children to work in certain types of performance or activity in England.
Legislation requires that all children from birth to the end of statutory school age are required to be licensed by the local council in which they live, to take part in entertainment or a paid activity (modelling or sport). Similarly children who undertake voluntary or paid part-time work must also be licensed by the local council.
Further information on licences and guidance on how to become a chaperone is available from the Derbyshire County Council website.
Read guidance about children working in entertainment or employment.
A child may need a licence if they’re under school leaving age and taking part in:
The person in charge of running the event must apply to the child’s local council for a child performance licence. Ask the council if you’re not sure you need one.
Derby City and Derbyshire have guidance and procedures if a person's behaviour at work, home or online, causes concerns about their suitability to work or volunteer with children or young people.
Guidance for schools, colleges and educational providers in Derbyshire, on managing child protection/welfare records which includes record keeping, conferences transfer, storage and retention.
Domestic abuse notifications to schools.
Guidance on the safe use of changing facilities in schools.
Guidance for the designated teacher responsible for looked after children in schools.
Model safeguarding policies for schools to use and link to schools' health and safety information.
Information and guidance on best practice for a safer working environment within schools and educational settings.
Guidance on school complaints.
Advice for school and college staff on when it is appropriate to contact the police.
Guidance to support schools and colleges at a time when young carers become a 'legal entity' for the first time.
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