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The Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1995

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Dangerous performances

Performances endangering life or limb

141.  No child shall take part in any performance to which Article 137 applies and in which his life or limbs are endangered.

Training for performances of a dangerous nature

142.  No child under the age of twelve shall be trained to take part in performances of a dangerous nature.

Licensing of training children over twelve for performances of a dangerous nature

143.—(1) The appropriate education and library board may grant a licence for a child who is not under the age of twelve to be trained to take part in performances of a dangerous nature and no such child shall be so trained except under and in accordance with the terms of a licence under this Article.

(2) The appropriate education and library board referred to in paragraph (1) is—

(a)the education and library board in whose area the child resides; or

(b)the education and library board in whose area the place or any of the places at which the child is to be trained is situate.

(3) The education and library board shall not refuse to grant a licence under this Article if the board is satisfied—

(a)that the child is fit and willing to be trained; and

(b)that proper provision has been made to secure his health and kind treatment.

(4) A licence under this Article shall—

(a)specify the place or places at which the child is to be trained;

(b)contain such conditions as the education and library board considers necessary for the child’s protection.

(5) The education and library board by which a licence under this Article is granted may vary or revoke the licence—

(a)if any condition subject to which the licence was granted is not observed; or

(b)if it appears to the board that—

(i)the child is no longer fit and willing to be trained; or

(ii)proper provision is no longer being made to secure his health and kind treatment,

but before varying or revoking the licence, the board shall give to the holder of the licence such notice, if any, of the board’s intentions as may be practicable in the circumstances.

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