Child employment and performing

Chaperone licences

Who can chaperone children

Children who have been granted a licence to preform must be supervised at all times by:

  • a licensed chaperone or matron
  • or yourself (the child's parent or guardian)

Chaperones are licensed by the local authority in which they live. They are subject to enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks. A licence can be withdrawn if there are concerns about the conduct of the chaperone.   

Apply for a chaperone licence

If you live in the borough and would like to be a chaperone, you can apply to us for a licence. We charge £58 to issue the licence and carry out a DBS check. You can apply for the licence online.

Once we've received your application we'll contact you to arrange:

  • payment by cheque 
  • your DBS check
  • our Safe Guarding level one test