By law, all performers under 16 require a licence from their Local Education Authority before they can perform professionally. The licence ensures the child has permission from their school, their parents and occasionally their GP to perform professionally. Due to the timescales that are in place for the majority of Local Education Authorities in the UK, you may have to begin the licensing application before your child is confirmed for the job, i.e. if your child is on a pencil/heavy pencil or sometimes even at the recall stage. The production company will complete Part 1 of the licence, confirming the young performers work hours, pay, the location of the shoot and various production policies they have in place. The parent will be required to complete Part 2 of the application form along with a signed medical declaration. The licence application process is quite straightforward and we are always happy to assist should you have any queries. The most important thing is to start gathering all of the necessary documentation we will need to support the licence application.