Chaperone licensing

Being a chaperone in the entertainment industry is an interesting and rewarding role. There's many different areas of the entertainment world where children are employed, all requiring appropriate supervision by chaperones.

The role of the council is to ensure that children who are licensed to perform are appropriately supervised. We do this by approving and licensing chaperones so that they can care for the children who are undertaking work in the entertainment industry.

Barnet seeks the highest standards of professionalism to ensure children are safeguarded and requires Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance, positive references and a successful interview/training session before issuing a Chaperone's Licence.

As a licensed chaperone, you will effectively be carrying out the Local Authority's responsibility for the care of children in entertainment.

Licensed chaperone: how to apply 

To apply to become a Licensed Chaperone, you need to complete the Chaperone Licence Application Form

The Chaperone Licence Application form requires you to provide us details of relevant experience and asks for you to provide three reference contacts.  If you are not able to use the online form, please contact the Education Welfare Team on the numbers listed below.  

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check

As the post involves dealing with children and young people the success of your application is subject to a satisfactory police check. When you have submitted the Chaperone Licence Application form, we will contact you to make an appointment to complete the DBS form and check your proof of identity so that we can obtain clearance on Disclosure of Criminal Information (Enhanced Level) from the DBS. 

Approved application stage

Following receipt of the Chaperone Application Form and a completed DBS Application Form, we will contact your three references.

Final stage

Following receipt of your references and DBS Clearance, we will invite you to a final Personal interview/training session. If you are successful, you will then be issued with your licence.    

For further information or if you are another Local Authority seeking to check on the status of a chaperone please contact:

Will Adnams
Education Welfare Team on 020 8359 5290 or 020 8359 7684 or
email or