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There are two types of chaperone licences you can apply for:

  • Volunteer – this enables you to chaperone as a volunteer without payment and costs £30
  • Professional – this enables you to chaperone in a paid capacity and costs £70, which includes the additional DBS fee

Chaperones should apply to the council where they live. If you do not live within the Blackpool Council boundary, please apply to your own council. 

To complete the application you will need:

  • National insurance number
  • Contact details of 2 referees (one should preferably be professional)
  • A recent photograph (head and shoulders similar to passport style)
  • Evidence of safeguarding children training (completed within the last 6 months). If you do not have this, you will be sent a link to complete the Blackpool Council Safeguarding Children Level 1 training

Please ensure that you have read the chaperone guidance document and the code of conduct before completing the application. You will be asked to declare this on the application and you may be asked questions at interview in relation to these documents.

Once complete, you’ll receive an email within 5 days with a link to make payment. The email will also explain the next steps, which includes undertaking some training and applying for your Enhanced DBS.

Please note that we will be unable to submit your DBS for processing until you have attended the training with your ID documents. We cannot guarantee how long the DBS process will take (usually an average of 2 weeks); you therefore need to bear this in mind if you need the licence for a specific time, and apply in good time.