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Under Section 37 of the Children and Young Persons Act 1963 Act a licence must be obtained before a child can take part in certain types of performance and activities in Great Britain.
It should be noted that:
Licensing requirements apply only to children under the upper limit of compulsory school age (as defined by section 8(3) of the Education Act 1996) (i.e. as a general rule up to the last Friday in June in the school year in which they have their 16th birthday.