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In certain circumstances Dudley Council will consider issuing a Body of Persons Approval providing the organisation meets the criteria for application and the council is satisfied the organisations has clear, robust and well embodied policies for safeguarding children.

For more information please read the Body of Persons Approval (BOPA) Guidance for Applicants which explains the process of applying for a BOPA for performances taking place within Dudley MBC boundaries.  If after reading the booklet you would like to apply to Dudley MBC for a Body of Persons please complete the application form below and submit it using the link at the bottom of the page.


Note: There are separate forms for organisers of festivals, events and competitions.  The organisation should complete the BOPA Events Application Form and Contract of Agreement and ask all groups participating in their event to complete the Group Participation Information Form.

Completed forms and a copy of your organisations Child Protection Policy can be emailed to:

If you already have a planned performance/event please note you must give at least 21 days notice.