Chaperone service

Children in entertainment must be in the care of either their parent, the children's legal guardian or an approved chaperone at all times. A chaperone's first priority is always to the child. They are the key person the child looks to for guidance, protection, clarification and support.

The chaperone will legally take on some of the responsibilities of a parent, as in they will act in loco parentis and exercise the care which a good parent might be reasonably expected to give that child.

All chaperones must be registered with the Local Authority which they reside in. 
To become a chaperone you need to:
  • submit a completed application form with a recent headshot photograph
  • attend an interview and complete online safeguarding training
  • apply for an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, which we will process once payment has been received and original proof of identity has been seen. Please contact us if you subscribe to the DBS Update Service and have an enhanced children’s workforce DBS check.
  • provide two independent referees
Please note:
  • The process for applying for / renewing a chaperone licence can take up to 3 months, dependent on checks
  • A chaperone licence will only be issued by London Borough of Hounslow when the above has been satisfied
  • Chaperones are not employed by the Local Authority

Contact us

Email the Child entertainment and employment team

Child Entertainment and Employment 
Children’s and Adults’ Services
Hounslow House
7 Bath Road

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