Success in securing Body of Persons Approval (BOPA)

At the end of last year, DU Dance NI were pleased to be granted approval by the Education Authority as an authorised Body of Persons, in accordance with Article 137(3)(b) of the Children (NI) Order 1995.

Body of Persons Approval (BOPA) can be granted to an organisation for a single OR series of activities and performances within a specified time providing no payment is made to the child or to anyone else in respect of the child taking part in the performance and the child does not require absence from school.

A BOPA removes the need to apply for an individual licence for each child invited to, for example, annual DU Dance events such as UNANIMOUS as the license is granted to the organisation that is responsible for the performance.

This will significantly reduce the administrative burden for all parties and we’d like to thank the Education Authority for their support in this matter.