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Chaperones - Information, guidance and how to apply

Child performance legislation is in place to help ensure the welfare and safety of children and young people. It is a legal requirement that children and young people who are licensed by the local authority to take part in performances, modelling assignments and some sporting activities, are supervised by a registered chaperone or their own parent. 

It is the responsibility of the organisation or person applying for child performance licences, or  for exemption from licensing, to ensure that suitably qualified adults or licensed chaperones are available at all times to  provide appropriate care and supervision. 


Adults who apply to be licensed as a chaperone must be fully aware of the requirements of the role.  See Chaperone Guidance and Chaperone Child Protection Guidance and the Guide to Child Performance Licensing


The local authority will need to ascertain the suitability of the applicants who wish to become licensed chaperones. Approval of applicants is subject to receipt of a fully completed application pack and satisfactory checks and references.


How to apply  


Complete an application pack including:






  • Four passport sized photos


Further details can be obtained from:


Education Welfare Service

Collegiate House

College Street




Tel:      (0116)  454 5510

Fax:     (0116)  221 1261



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