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Apply to be a chaperone
If a child takes part in a performance for which they need a licence, this can include TV or filming, theatre, sporting activities or modelling, they will also need a chaperone who is responsible for their welfare.
When a chaperone licence is required
You need a chaperone licence if you wish to look after a young person that is participating in a performance and you are not their parent or legal guardian.
A chaperone is acting in "loco parentis" and should exercise the care which a good parent might be reasonably expected to give that child.
How to become an approved chaperone
You must be 18-years old or over.
You need to complete an application form, a declaration of convictions form and a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) form for a criminal records check.
You will also need to provide the names of 2 referees.
Please contact us for the application pack.
Apply in good time. It will take up to 12 weeks to process your application.
Please note that a fee is payable for the Enhanced DBS check plus an administration charge. If you are a volunteer, the check will be free.
It is not currently possible to apply online.
Need more information?
Contact us for an application pack
Phone: 0191 277 4500
Write to us:
Access and Attendance Service
Newcastle City Council
3rd Floor, Civic Centre
Newcastle upon Tyne