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Premises licence guidance for protection of children from harm

Applications for premises licences are handled by Surrey district and borough councils. As part of the application process Surrey Safeguarding and Children's Service will examine section M of your application for the measures that you intend to take to protect children from harm.

You will need to send a copy of your application to:
Surrey Child Employment Team, Quadrant Court, 35 Guildford Road, Woking GU22 7QQ

Or by email to

Safeguarding children is everyone's responsibility. All premises licence holders and new applicants must ensure they are fulfilling their responsibility to safeguard children in and around their premises. In particular, awareness of the threat of child sexual exploitation and measures to prevent underage sales of alcohol.

Before applying for a new premises licence or a variation to an existing licence to be granted under the Licensing Act 2003, you should read the attached document which explains:

  • The measures that are expected of existing licence holders and new applicants
  • What should be included in the operating schedule for new applications
  • Other things that you should take into consideration

Files available to download