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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 and the role and responsibilities of being a chaperone; you will be required to attend both sessions.

Chaperone training is held four times a year. As the training is delivered jointly between Birmingham, Sandwell, Solihull and Warwickshire Councils, the venue will rotate between the aforementioned councils. The costs are as follows:

Training costs
Training session Full Day Training for Role and Responsibilities Plus Child Protection Half Day Training for Role and Responsibilities Plus Child Protection
For Chaperones within the Partnership Local Authorities
ie Birmingham, Sandwell, Solihull or Warwickshire
£40 £20
For Chaperones from Other Local Authorities within the Midlands £50 £25
For Chaperones from Local Authorities outside the Midlands £70 £35

What’s included in the cost?

  • Interactive Training Course
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Child Protection Handbook
  • Up-to-date copy of an Approved Chaperone List
  • Refreshments
  • Lunch (full day sessions only)
  • Useful resources to take away
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