Children who perform and take part in TV, film, theatre or modelling work must be looked after by a chaperone. This can be a parent, carer or a registered chaperone.
To become a registered chaperone with the Brighton & Hove City Council you need to live and pay Council Tax in the city.
Before you apply
- register for the chaperone training course, which costs £35 if you want to work as a volunteer or £79 if you want to work as a professional
- pass the course and get your learning badge
How to apply
We will then send two forms out to you and you'll need to:
- complete the chaperone application form
- complete the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) form, which we use to check your criminal record
- return the forms by post to Access to Education, Hove Town Hall, Norton Road, Hove BN3 3BQ
- wait for the forms to be checked, which can take up to six weeks
- set up a meeting with the Child Employment and Entertainment Officer go to through the ID checks
- provide us with a recent photograph of you
- get your DBS certificate in the post and let the Child Employment and Entertainment Officer know you've received it
- post copies of your DBS certificate and the online learning badge to us
- get your chaperone licence in the post, which confirms you are a registered chaperone
- read documents about chaperones
Chaperone's duties and responsibilities
A chaperone looks after, guides, protects and supports the child in their care at all times.
The chaperone should have no other role during the performance.