Renfrewshire Council

Licence for children to work in the entertainment industry

How to apply for a licence for children to work in the entertainment industry, who needs to apply, what information and documents you need to provide.

How to apply

You will need to apply online for a licence for a child or children to work in the entertainment industry

The production company or casting agency must make the initial application. 

In order to comply with legislation, you must complete your application online with the required documents at least 21 days before the date the licence is required. The licence may not be granted if you don't apply within this timescale.

What documents are required with your licence application

You will need to provide these documents with your licence application:

  • Application form completed by Production Company
  • Application form completed by Parent
  • Copy of child's birth certificate
  • Risk assessment
  • Passport sized photo
  • School authorisation.

The production company or the parent or carer can do this online with your licence application.

The licence will not be processed unless all of the above documents have been uploaded and completed.

If you have any questions, please contact Children's Services on 0300 300 0170.