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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.


We issue three types of BOPA - Annual, Singular or Events (festivals, competitions, etc).

Annual BOPA

For organisations who put on several productions throughout the year.

Singular BOPA

For one production or activity for children who are members of the organisation.

Events BOPA

Where one person is organising a large event and more than one organisation is taking part. For example a dance competition with several dance schools taking part.

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.