Children involved in the following entertainment types, may need a performance licence and a licenced chaperone:
- dance shows
- amateur dramatics
- music groups
- paid sport (whether professional or amateur)
If a child is involved in a performance or event that needs a performance licence then they must be supervised by a council-approved chaperone – unless they are in the care of their parent, legal guardian or, in certain circumstances, a teacher.
A chaperone's first duty is to the child in their care. They are responsible for safeguarding, supporting and promoting the wellbeing of the child, and must not engage in any activity that would interfere with their duties.
The registration process
To register as a chaperone in Wrexham you must:
- complete the application form
- provide one passport-sized photograph
- attend an interview
- provide satisfactory recommendations from two referees
- hold an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS/CRB) certificate issued within the last 3 years
- attend a mandatory chaperone training and safeguarding course
Apply for a chaperone licence
Applications may be subject to a fee, this will be discussed when you contact us.