Applying to be a Chaperone

All children licensed by a local authority to perform must be supervised at all times by a licensed chaperone or the child’s parent. Chaperones are licensed by the local authority in which they reside.

Grandparents, uncles, childminders etc. are NOT legal guardians (unless they are recognised as such by the courts) and therefore need to be approved in order to be the chaperone. Parents, unless they are approved chaperones, cannot be responsible for children other than their own.

Making your application

If you are interested in becoming a chaperone it is essential that you read and understand the guide for chaperones in entertainment (PDF, 900KB) and the chaperones policy (PDF, 250KB).

You then need to download and complete the chaperone's application form (MS Word, 141KB)  and email the form to  We will require a minimum of 3 months in order to process the form and carry out relevant checks.

Disclosure and barring system check

You will require a Disclosure and Barring System check (DBS).

These are carried out at our customer contact centres at either Delamere House, Crewe or Macclesfield Town Hall (open Monday to Friday 8.45am till 4.00pm). You will need your national insurance number and a passport sized photo. You can also email a photo to us ahead of the DBS check, send the photo to

Please use the attached DBS form document (MS Word, 123KB) to check what you require for your DBS check. You do not need to complete this document as the details will be typed in whilst you are present in the Customer Contact Centres.

You will need to book an appointment using 0300 123 5015 to arrange a time for a DBS check.

There is a charge to the applicant for this service, currently this is £7.00 to become a Volunteer or £51 if you wish to be a Professional chaperone.

Temporary relocation of Macclesfield customer service centre

The customer service centres at Delamere House, Crewe and Macclesfield Town Hall are being transformed as part of an exciting project to improve and modernise both areas. This work is starting on 8 January 2018.

Macclesfield Town Hall will close during the refit with the customer service team relocating on a temporary basis to Macclesfield library. The customer service centre will reopen in the Town Hall on Monday 26 March 2018. Delamere House in Crewe will remain open during the alterations.

Chaperone training

We deliver your training online via a link. Once we have received your application form and processed it we will email you the link and instructions of how to log on.

Once the references have been received, your DBS certificate is approved and your online training is completed, we will then be in a position to issue your Chaperone ID and certificate.

Contact us

Tel: 01270 686199

email: childemployment

The Education Welfare Service
Floor 2 Delamere House c/o Municipal Buildings
Earle Street Crewe

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