Become a chaperone

Please be aware paper application received after Monday 14 October will not be processed. Please complete the online application form.

Children who take part in public performances or entertainment under a licence issued by the local authority must be supervised by an approved chaperone – unless they are in the care of their parent or an agreed tutor.

The role of the chaperone is to protect the child’s health, safety and welfare while they are where the performance is taking place.

Approved chaperones are essential to make sure that proper provision is made to secure a child’s health, safety and welfare while they are where the performance is taking place.

Chaperones are required to undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check as part of the approval process.

Volunteer chaperones are required to make a £15 admin fee contribution.  Paid chaperones are required to pay the £40 admin fee. Both of these admin fees are non-refundable.

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People who want to work as a chaperone for children involved in entertainment must be approved by the local authority. Licences are issued for two years.

The service is for people who want to apply for the first time to become a chaperone and people who want to renew their existing chaperone licence.

Chaperones will be contacted about completing a short training session relating to the role.