We have had to change the way that some of our services operate to meet the guidelines set out by the government in response to the Coronavirus pandemic.

There are Byelaws which affect both the hours that children may work at different ages and also the types of work that they may do. These also require children to be approved for suitable work as well as requiring Safeguarding Policies and Risk Assessments to be undertaken and submitted by an Employer with the Application. Under the Byelaws, Parents and/or Employers can commit an offence by failing to comply which is punishable by a fine of up to £1,000.

A child who lives in Torbay can not take part in a performance unless licensed by us. Licences are granted where we are satisfied with the child's fitness and about provisions made for their health, kind treatment and education.