What is a Chaperone?

Category: Children

A chaperone is a person, licensed under a local authority, who accompanies and looks after another person or group of people.

All children under 16 need to be chaperoned by law. If the child will not be with their parent, school teacher or home tutor, they must be supervised by a chaperone approved by the council.

Sometimes parents can act as chaperone to their own children – this does not mean they’re licenced.

If you would like to register for a chaperone licence, follow this link:

Become a licensed chaperone for child performers

Tags: chaperone, child, licence