1 When a licence is required
Children who take part in public performances or entertainment under a local authority licence must be supervised by an approved chaperone - unless they are in the care of their parent or an approved tutor.
Chaperones can only be approved and licensed by the local authority in which they live.
A chaperone is in there in place of a parent and they can look after up to 12 children at a time.
They are responsible for the welfare and wellbeing of each child, including:
- ensuring the child has enough breaks and meals
- taking action if the child is ill, upset or tired
- identifying and managing health and safety issues.
You should apply at least 8-12 weeks before you need the licence.
2 Apply for or renew a licence
Please contact the Child Employment Team to apply for or renew a chaperone licence.
3 Licence cost
- If you are becoming licensed as a volunteer and you're receiving no payment, the fee is £30.00.
- If you are working in a professional capacity, the fee is £65.00.
The chaperone licence lasts for 3 years.