Children must be licenced to take part in TV, filming, theatre or modelling and be supervised by a parent, legal guardian or approved chaperone.

Please be aware that grandparents or other family members are not legal guardians unless they have been appointed as such by the courts.

Responsibilities of a chaperone

Chaperones act in the place of a parent by exercising the care which a good parent might reasonably be expected to give that child. Their first priority is always to the child and they must take action to prevent the child performing if it would be detrimental to the child's health, wellbeing or education.

For detailed information about chaperones and how they carry out their duties,  download the guidelines for chaperones document here (pdf / 211 KB). We've also produced a  children in entertainment booklet (pdf / 201 KB) which provides information about the types of work that require a licence.

Chaperones must complete a  daily record sheet (pdf / 243 KB) for each child performing. A  chaperone referral form (pdf / 139 KB) must be completed by the chaperone and returned to us if they have any concerns whilst chaperoning a child.

Becoming a chaperone

If you are interested in applying to become a chaperone, please contact our safeguarding administration team by emailing
safeguardingunit@northyorks.gov.uk or by calling 01609 536916.

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