Closed petition Make an exception for brass bands to not require a Child Performance Licence

This legislation is intended to safeguard children taking part in performances, sport or modelling as per the “Children (Performances and Activities) (England) Regulations 2014”. It is not intended to deter children from engaging with Brass Bands, but it is having a negative impact on the movement.

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Organisers of events are being put under extreme pressure to obtain specific licences from multiple LAs with differing forms for events when school aged children take part. Brass bands have formed the basis of social music making for over 100 years and continue to support the education and nurturing of young people through a network of volunteers and amateur musicians. This bureaucracy is causing a barrier to these performances when other similar activities such as sports have and exemption.

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