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Child Performance and Activities legislation comes into force today changing when children can take part in public performance

Child Performance and Activities legislation comes into force today changing when children can take part in public performance.

The new rules will:

  • Replace the complex restrictions on the hours children can perform with a single set of limits, based on age groups, that cover all types of performances
  • Scrap the limit on the type of performances children can take part in over a single day or a week
  • Strengthen the number of breaks children must have during performances, making sure children get adequate rest
There will also be a greater emphasis on ensuring young performers are able to wind down and rest overnight.

The government has also published new guidance for local authorities and amateur groups on how to implement the new rules. The National Network for Children in Employment and Entertainment (NNCEE) is also publishing examples of best practice on how to support child performers while keeping them safe.

For more information please visit the GOV.UK website.

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