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The Children (Performances) (Amendment)(Wales) Regulations 2007

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Amendment of the 1968 Regulations

2.—(1) The 1968 Regulations are amended in accordance with the provisions of this regulation.

(2) In regulation 2(1) delete the words “they may request a report from the head teacher in respect of the child,”.

(3) Regulation 6 of the 1968 Regulations is revoked.

(4) After regulation 8 insert the following—

Report from head teacher

8A(1) A licensing authority must not grant a licence in respect of a child who attends school unless —

(a)they have obtained a report from the head teacher of that school dealing with any matters relevant to the authority’s consideration of section 37(4) of the Act; and

(b)have taken account of that report:

unless the authority is satisfied that it has not been practicable to obtain a report.

(5) In regulation 10(4) (education)—

(a)omit “on location” in each place where those words occur, and

(b)omit sub-paragraph (e).

(6) In regulation 12, after paragraph (1) insert the following—

(1A) The licensing authority must not approve a matron unless they are satisfied that —

(a)they have provided the matron with information as to the legal responsibilities of a matron and the law on performances by children; and

(b)the matron has undertaken child protection training to the level recommended by the Local Safeguarding Children Board where such recommendation has been made..

(7) After regulation 12(6) insert —

(7) (a) Where the licensing authority think fit, they may grant a licence subject to a condition requiring the holder of the licence to provide the matron with a current copy of the script for the production concerned; and

(b)any such condition must be set out in the licence.

(8) After regulation 19 insert the following—

Child Protection Policy

19A  The licence holder must ensure that the policy or policies enclosed with the application are adhered to.

(9) In regulation 27—

(a)in the heading, for “thirteen” substitute “nine”;

(b)in paragraph (1), for “thirteen” substitute “nine”;

(c)in paragraph (1)(a), for “eight” substitute “nine and a half”;

(d)for sub-paragraph (b) of paragraph (1), substitute “(b) before seven in the morning or after seven in the evening.”;

(e)in paragraph (2) for the words from and including “the Independent Television Authority” to and including “the Independent Television Authority” substitute “the Channel 3 licence holder, a broadcaster or independent production company”;

(f)in paragraph (2)(a), after “performance or rehearsal” insert “either between the hours of seven in the morning and seven in the evening or”;

(g)in paragraph (2)(a)(iii), for “eight” substitute “nine and a half”;

(h)in paragraph (2)(b), after “twelve hours” insert “either between the hours of seven in the morning and seven in the evening or”;

(i)in paragraph (3), for “thirteen” substitute “nine”;

(j)in paragraph (3)(b), for “three and a half” substitute “four”;

(k)in paragraph (4), for “thirteen” substitute “nine”.

(10) In regulation 28—

(a)in the heading, for “twelve” substitute “eight”;

(b)for “the age of thirteen” in each place where those words occur, substitute “the age of nine”;

(c)in paragraph (1)(b), delete “, except that a child who has attained the age of ten years may be present until five in the afternoon”;

(d)omit paragraph (2).

(11) In regulation 37—

(a)in the heading, for “thirteen” substitute “nine”;

(b)in paragraph (1), for “thirteen” substitute “nine”; (c) in paragraph (1)(a), for “eight” substitute “nine and a half”;

(c)for sub-paragraph (b) of paragraph (1), substitute “(b) before seven in the morning or after seven in the evening.”;

(d)in paragraph (2)(b), for “three and a half” substitute “four”.

(12) In regulation 38—

(a)in the heading, for “twelve” substitute “eight”;

(b)in paragraph (1), for “thirteen” substitute “nine”;

(c)in paragraph (1)(b), delete “, except that a child who has attained the age of ten years may be present until five in the afternoon”.

(13) After paragraph 19 of the Annexe to Part 1 of Schedule 1 insert the following—

20  The child protection policy or policies that the applicant will apply.

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