If the child will not be with their parent, school teacher or home tutor, they must be supervised by a chaperone approved by the council. Chaperones can apply for approval from their local council.
Any child under the age of 16 (or still in school) will need a chaperone for every audition and job.
A parent does not need a Chaperone License to chaperone their own child.
If a parent is unable to attend a job the child will need a licensed chaperone in attendance and if that person is not a legal Gaurdian they will need a chaperone license. Please see further details below for anyone wanting to apply for a chaperone license.
Some jobs can provide a chaperone upon request. Your agent will also chaperone if available for a hourly fee.
Applying for a Chaperone License
Contact your local Child Employment Office if you wish to chaperone children in either a professional or amateur capacity. This applies to children requiring performance licences only.
In line with legislation & Department for Education guidance the Local Authority will only approve chaperones for children who require a performance licence.
There is also no requirement for the LA to approve chaperones for productions that have been given a Body of Persons Approval (BOPA).
Chaperone applications will not be considered if children do not require a performance licence.
These are guidelines only. If you require more detailed information please contact The Child Employment Office, or refer to:
Children and Young Persons Act 1963, s.37
The Children (Performance and Activities)(England) Regulations 2014