Apply to become an approved chaperone

The Chaperone is acting in loco parentis and should exercise the care which a good parent might be reasonably expected to give that child

If you’re an adult living in Birmingham or Sandwell, you can apply to be an approved chaperone for Birmingham city council.

To apply you’ll need:

  • To allow up to four months before the first rehearsal or performance where you intend to be a chaperone
  • To submit a completed application form
  • 1 passport-sized photo of yourself
  • The names and contact details of two referees

After submitting your application you’ll need:

  • To attend an interview. These take place every six to eight weeks. We'll contact you with at least two weeks’ notice before your interview date
  • An enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check. If you do not have a current DBS certificate, we'll tell you how to arrange this
  • Pass our Children Social Care Records check to assess your suitability for the role. These checks are treated with the strictest confidentiality
  • Attend one and a half days' chaperone training, which includes child protection and the role and responsibilities of being a chaperone

Once approved:

  • You'll remain on the register for three years
  • You can chaperone anywhere in the UK during this time
  • At the end of the three years, you’ll need to re-register

Apply to become an approved Chaperone

If you're already an approved chaperone and need to re-register:

  • Contact the Child Employment Team (to avoid disappointment, allow up to four months before your current licence expires to re-register)
  • Provide 1 new passport-sized photo
  • You'll need a new enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check
  • Attend the child protection training as a refresher

If you wish to report an issue or make a complaint you can do so at If you make a formal complaint we will acknowledge your complaint and contact you about it within 15 working days.

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