Every child taking part in a licensed performance must be supervised by their parent or guardian or a licensed chaperone.

A chaperone is responsible for the wellbeing and safety of all children in their care and must give the same care to the children as a parent would give.

Licensing requirements

If you live in Medway, we will issue the chaperone licence.

Every chaperone must have:

  • an enhanced DBS certificate issued by Medway Council
  • 2 character references
  • attended an up-to-date chaperone guidance session.

How long a licence lasts

Chaperone licences run alongside a valid DBS certificate and will last for 3 years from the issue date of the DBS. It is the chaperone’s responsibility to reapply at the end of this 3 year period.

We may be able to accept existing DBS certificates if we have issued them at Medway Council and if they are within this 3 year period.

To renew your licence, you'll need to complete a chaperone renewal form

Apply for a licence

To apply for a chaperone licence, you must read and complete our chaperone application form.

Then contact us to arrange an appointment by phoning 01634 337 310 or emailing childperformance@medway.gov.uk.

Please allow plenty of time to process your application.

For more information phone 01634 337 310 or email childperformance@medway.gov.uk