Apply to be a chaperone

If a child takes part in a performance for which they need a licence, this can include TV or filming, theatre, sporting activities or modelling, they will also need a chaperone who is responsible for their welfare.


When a chaperone licence is required

You need a chaperone licence if you wish to look after a young person that is participating in a performance and you are not their parent or legal guardian.

A chaperone is acting in "loco parentis" and should exercise the care which a good parent might be reasonably expected to give that child.

How to become an approved chaperone

You must be 18-years old or over.

You need to complete an application form, a declaration of convictions form and a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) form for a criminal records check.

You will also need to provide the names of 2 referees.

Please contact us for the application pack.


Apply in good time. It will take up to 12 weeks to process your application.


Please note that a fee is payable for the Enhanced DBS check plus an administration charge. If you are a volunteer, the check will be free.

It is not currently possible to apply online.

Need more information?

Contact us for an application pack


Phone: 0191 277 4500

Write to us:
Access and Inclusion Service
Newcastle City Council
3rd Floor, Civic Centre
Barras Bridge
Newcastle upon Tyne