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Requesting the participation of children at events

Description

For the participation of children and young people of full-time school age (hereinafter: children)

  • in theater performances, musical performances, advertising events,
  • for radio and television recordings and
  • film and photo shoots

as an employer, you can apply for an exemption from the ban on child labor.

Employers are all those who employ a child themselves or through a responsible person, for example a theater, a business or a company (e.g. a film production company) or an association (e.g. a choral society in regular opera and concert operations).

A permit is required for the employment of:

  • Children (from 0 up to and including 14 years of age)
  • young people in full-time compulsory education


For young people who are still subject to full-time compulsory schooling, the regulations applicable to children apply.

The activity of a child must involve creative participation, for example as a performer, musician, supporting character or person without a speaking role (extra), extra, singer, model.

Exceptions for creative participation may be approved:

  • for theater performances
    - for children over 6 years of age
    - up to 4 hours a day
    - in the period from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • for music performances and other performances, advertising events and recordings on radio and television, on audio and video media as well as film and photo shoots

- for children over 3 to 6 years of age
- up to 2 hours per day
- in the period from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

- for children over 6 years of age up to the end of the 9th school year
- up to 3 hours a day
- in the period from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Permission is generally granted for a maximum of 30 days per calendar year and child.

Employment days of several employers are added together.

Rehearsals count as working time and are included in the period of employment.

After the end of employment, the child must be granted the required 14 hours of free time between two jobs. Attendance at school before the end of this period is not affected by this restriction.

Permission is not granted for children to work in cabarets, dance halls and similar establishments as well as at amusement parks, funfairs, fairs and similar events, shows or performances.

An exception for the employment of a child under the age of 3 cannot be granted.

Employers are responsible for ensuring that the necessary precautions and measures to protect the child in question against risks to life and health and to prevent detrimental physical and mental development are taken at the latest before the start of employment. All the circumstances that play a role in the child's employment must be taken into account. Furthermore, employers must ensure that the child is cared for and supervised. The necessary measures therefore include careful selection, appointment, instruction and supervision of the supervisor, even if the employer has delegated these tasks.

Employers must also ensure that the child is cared for and supervised.

The supervisory authority determines

  • how long, at what time and on what day the child may be employed,
  • the duration and location of rest breaks
  • the maximum duration of the daily stay at the place of employment
  • You must apply for an exemption from the ban on child labor before taking up employment.
  • You must comply with the statutory provisions on employment.
  • You must enclose written consent from your legal guardians and a medical certificate (not older than 3 months).
  • You must attach a certificate from the school stating that there is no risk of poor school performance.
  • Declaration of consent (written consent of the legal guardians)
  • Medical certificate (not older than 3 months)
  • Certificate from the school

Fee: 31,00 - 512,00 EUR
Payment in advance: No
https://landesrecht.sachsen-anhalt.de/perma?j=GebO_ST_%21_1
The fee depends on the number and age of the children and young people.

The complete application should be submitted at least 10 days before the start of employment.

The processing time is between 3 and 10 days.

  • Forms available: Yes
  • Written form required: Yes
  • Informal application possible: Yes
  • Personal appearance necessary: No

You can apply in writing for an exemption from the ban on child labor. The procedure is as follows:

  • Complete the application
  • Attach the required documents
    - written consent of the legal guardian,
    - the medical certificate (not older than 3 months) and
    - the certificate from the school.
  • The responsible office will check the application and decide whether the application can be approved.
  • The complete application should be submitted in good time - at least 10 days before the start of employment.
  • Incomplete applications cannot be approved; the application may be rejected. However, you can submit some information about the event (e.g. location, time, description of the event) for preliminary review via the online service.
  • You will then receive a notification of approval from the responsible office.
  • You may only employ the child once you have received the approval notice. Retroactive approval is not possible. The employment of children without official authorization is prohibited and can be punished according to the circumstances of the case in accordance with the fines and penal provisions of the Youth Employment Protection Act.

The application should include the following:

  1. Name, address, telephone and fax number of the employer
  2. Name, address and date of birth of each child
  3. Title of the project/event
  4. Type and content of employment, e.g. by briefly describing the activity and enclosing the relevant documents,
    e.g. script excerpt for the child's role, storyboards, text, play, scheduling plans, catalogs, etc.
  5. Place of employment (if different from no. 1)
  6. Period of employment, i.e. the number of days of employment at events and rehearsals, stating the date and time of employment from ....
    the time of employment from ... to ... for each day
  7. Name and telephone number, if applicable, qualification of the adult supervisor
  8. Name of the person responsible for occupational safety at the place of employment appointed by the employer
  9. Risk assessment
  10. Appendix - Declarations of consent → completed in full Written consent of the legal guardians, medical certificate (not older than 3 months) and certificate from the school

The forms of the State Office for Consumer Protection can be used for the application.

The youth welfare office responsible for the child's place of residence will be consulted as part of the application processing by the LAV.

You may only employ the child after receiving the approval notice. Retroactive approval is not possible. The employment of children without an official permit is prohibited and can be punished according to the circumstances of the case in accordance with the fines and penal provisions of the Youth Employment Protection Act.

If children and young people are active in clubs and associations, you do not need to apply for an exemption permit. This is considered a leisure activity. Public events as part of club or association activities are also leisure activities. If the focus is on the commercial character (profit) and the children and young people are obliged to take part, you must apply for an exemption permit.

Under the link provided, you will find all of the LAV's explanations regarding the approval of an exception for the participation of children at events, the application forms, the annex to the consent forms and the contact persons according to the area of responsibility.

§ Section 6 Law for the Protection of Working Youth (Youth Employment Protection Act - JArbSchG) - Official exceptions for events

https://www.gesetze-im-internet.de/jarbschg/__6.html

Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection (BJV) of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg

;

Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, Health and Equality of the State of Saxony-Anhalt

28.03.2023;30.10.2023

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Authority
Landesamt für Verbraucherschutz
Freiimfelder Straße 68
06112 Halle (Saale), Stadt
Remark: The head office is located in Halle (Saale). The addresses of the individual locations can be found on the website of the State Office for Consumer Protection.
0345 52162200
0345 5643439

Monday 07:00 - 16:00

Tuesday 07:00 - 16:00

Wednesday 07:00 - 16:00

Thursday 07:00 - 16:00

Friday 07:00 - 15:30

Saturday closed

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