Chaperone training

You’ll need a range of skills, knowledge and experience to be a chaperone, including:

  • Good communication and negotiating skills
  • The ability to differentiate between first night nerves and genuine illness
  • The ability to take into account a child’s age and experience, concentration span, and exposure to adult conversation and expectations
  • The ability to keep children calm in an emergency
  • The ability to consider health and safety issues on stage and on set
  • To be able to recognise the signs and take action when a child is tired or unwell
  • An awareness of child protection issues
  • To fully understand the role and responsibilities of being a chaperone

Chaperone training and costs

Chaperone training includes child protection (full day) and the role and responsibilities of being a chaperone (half day or evening); you must attend both sessions.

Chaperone training is held four times a year. The venue for this will rotate between Birmingham, Solihull, Warwickshire and Sandwell councils. The cost for the training may vary depending on the local authority where you pay your council tax. You're welcome to attend chaperone training sessions in Birmingham, Solihull, Warwickshire or Sandwell. The costs are as follows:

Training session Birmingham, Solihull, Warwickshire, Sandwell Any other local authority in the West Midlands Local authorities outside the West Midlands
Role and responsibilities (half day or evening) £20 £30 £50
Child protection (full day) £35 £60 £90

What’s included in the cost?

  • Interactive training seminar
  • Useful resources
  • Child Protection handbook
  • Up-to-date copy of the Approved Chaperone list
  • Refreshments
  • Lunch (full day sessions only)
  • Certificate of attendance

Chaperone training dates for 2018

Location Date of training Type of session Topic Covered Time
Sandwell 31 January Full Day Chaperone Roles & Responsibilities and Child Protection 9.30am to 4.30pm
Birmingham 11 April Full Day Chaperone Roles and Responsibilities and Child Protection 9.30am to 4.30pm
Warwickshire 12 September  Twilight Chaperone Roles & Responsibilities 5.45pm to 9.00pm
Warwickshire 26 September  Twilight Child Protection 5.45pm to 9.00pm
Solihull 21 November  Full Day Chaperone Roles & Responsibilities and Child Protection 9.30am to 4.30pm

Contact us for further details.