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Chaperone licence

A chaperone (or matron) must be appointed to look after any school age child taking part in a performance (except if the child's parent/guardian is present).

Licence summary

It is the licence holders responsibility to ensure that an approved chaperone (or matron) is appointed to care for the child.

How to apply

If you would like to apply to become a chaperone you will need to contact the Applications Processing team to request an application form and obtain the log in information to apply online for a DBS certificate. The Chaperone application form [166kb] is also available for you to download and print.

Once you have completed the application form and your online DBS application please contact us to make an appointment to come into the Civic Centre.

You will need to bring the following items with you:

  • one passport size photo

Three items out of the following:

  • passport
  • driving licence
  • birth certificate
  • marriage certificate / Decree Absolute
  • National Insurance Number
  • proof of your current address is needed (this could be a utility bill, bank statement, council tax bill, but not a mobile telephone bill)

You must allow a minimum of two months for your application to be process. Once a satisfactory DBS report and references are received you will need to contact us to arrange an appointment to come into the Civic Centre for your licence to be issued.

Note: You may not undertake any Matron/Chaperone duties until you are registered/re-registered. 


The fee for a Professional Chaperone licence is £150.

There is no fee for a volunteer chaperone licence.

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