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After your initial planning to start up a children's entertainment business your head is probably full of new ideas and plans on how you're going to make money at face painting, putting on puppet shows or entertaining but before you go any further you need to take time to read this very important section. This is the most important step under our start up a children's entertainment business section and applies to all face painters, puppeteers, clowns and magicians.
Working with children and entertaining children means that every parent has entrusted their child's safety and welfare while you provide the services you offer and it is your responsibility to ensure that you provide a child safe controlled environment using only approved products and materials. This should be the number one priority for your new children's entertainment business.
This area is aimed at providing you with general safety advice with pointers to help you when setting up a new children's entertainment business. We strongly advise that all persons considering starting up children's entertainment should contact product manufacturers and relevant bodies mentioned throughout the following pages for all up to date legislation and information on any of the topics covered throughout this section. Free HSE safety publications, information and up to date news covering all aspects of child safety are available from government information websites.  



Important step  
Regulations are in place to protect the public from risks.
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Product safety
Regulations will or may apply to some products you use.
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CRB checks
Will this effect you and your business?
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Tax and VAT
Have you notified official departments of your change to self employment?
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Insurance cover
Liability cover for businesses is required by law.
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Local councils
Register your new business with your local council.
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