Chaperone and Child Protection for Arts and Entertainment

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Chaperone and Child Protection for Arts and Entertainment - Professional Chaperone Online Training Course.

Welcome to The Mandatory Training Group's online chaperone and child protection training course for those working in arts and entertainment.

Who should take this course?

This course is for local Authority-licensed chaperones. It can also be taken by those working in professional or amateur entertainment industries (for example, dance schools, amateur dramatics, choirs, television and film production companies, and professional theatres) who want to know more about a chaperone’s role and responsibilities, the statutory requirements and how best to protect children.

Note that this course supplements the training of chaperones and does not, in itself, confer accreditation. A chaperone must apply directly to the local authority for a chaperone licence.

Aims and objectives

The aims and objectives of this professional chaperone course are to:

    • Provide learners with the knowledge required to ensure that children and young people are kept safe during arts and entertainment productions.
    • Improve your understanding of the current UK legislation and regulations relating to children working in arts, entertainment and similar settings.

    Learning outcomes

    Children see the world through their incredible imaginations. This is especially true when they are taking part in exciting activities, such as acting in a theatre production or being involved in a TV programme. But these exciting activities can be risky to children if they are not properly protected.

    By the end of the online professional chaperone course, you will:

    • know the laws in each nation that underpin your responsibilities
    • understand how to recognise possible areas of concern
    • know how to respond to these concerns in the appropriate way
    • understand how to report any child protection concerns to those that are responsible for taking action
    • understand how to make a record of what you have seen and heard.

    Course content

    This comprehensive professional chaperone course covers the following:

    • Legislation and regulatory framework
      • Key legislation and regulations
      • Relevant regulatory outcomes
      • Local Authority statutory responsibilities
      • Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS
    • Who is a chaperone?
      • When does a child need a licence?
      • Who is a Chaperone
      • Why is a chaperone required?
    • Understanding the chaperone's role
      • Number of children
      • Role of a Chaperone
      • Duties of a chaperone
    • Gaining appropriate knowledge and skills
      • Breaks during productions
      • What to do when a child is away from home
      • Children working overnight
      • Filming abroad
    • Documentation and record keeping
      • Record keeping requirements
      • Working hours
      • Performance times for children
    • The chaperone’s working day
      • So what else should you consider?
      • What should a chaperone take to work?
    • Health and safety requirements for chaperones
      • Risk assessment and health and safety
      • First aid arrangements
    • Safeguarding children
      • Child protection essentials
      • Safe practice for chaperones
    • Types of abuse
      • Physical abuse
      • Emotional abuse
      • Sexual abuse
      • Neglect
    • Recognising signs of abuse
      • Recognising signs physical abuse
      • Recognising signs emotional abuse
      • Recognising signs of sexual abuse
      • Identifying signs of neglect
    • What to do if you are concerned
    • Child abuse referral
    • What to do if a child makes a disclosure
    • Key things to remember
    • References and resources.

      Why is this course important?

      Are you a chaperone in the entertainment industry and want to better understand your role in protecting children and young people from abuse or harm? 

      Do you work in the professional or amateur entertainment industries and want to know more about the legal requirements that chaperones are required to follow?

      The Mandatory Training Group's interactive online chaperone training course provides you with information you need to protect children during rehearsals and productions.

        Essential skills for chaperones

        You’ll need a range of skills, knowledge and experience to be a chaperone, including:

        • Good communication and negotiating skills
        • The ability to differentiate between first night nerves and genuine illness
        • The ability to take into account a child’s age and experience, concentration span, and exposure to adult conversation and expectations
        • The ability to keep children calm in an emergency
        • The ability to consider health and safety issues on stage and on set
        • To be able to recognise the signs and take action when a child is tired or unwell
        • An awareness of child protection issues
        • To fully understand the role and responsibilities of being a chaperone

        Why train with the Mandatory Training Group

        The benefits of this professional chaperone training courses are:

        • Internationally recognised CPD certification
        • Developed in partnership with subject matter experts and organisations 
        • The course is regularly updated to reflect changes in legislation, guidance and best practice advice
        • Complete this course at your own pace and in your own time
        • Train anytime, anywhere and take the course as many times as you like within one year
        • Personalised downloadable CPD certificate of achievement
        • Includes interactive quizzes, video resources, assessments and reflective tasks to help you develop your understanding and confidence
        • Once you have taken the course, it does stop there. We provide a range of references and resources to help you explore the subject further.

        Chaperone and Child Protection for Arts and Entertainment.

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        End of course assessment

        At the end of this course, learners are required to complete an online end of course assessment. On successful completion of the assessment (80% pass mark), learners may download a FREE CPD certificate from their profile page.


        On successful completion of this e-learning course and end of course assessment, the learner may download, save and/or print a quality assured CPD certificate (recognised internationally). Our CPD certificate can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit or Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

        Course accreditation

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        Our courses are divided into six units. You can either read or listen to the course materials. At the end of each unit is a ‘knowledge check’ section. This section helps the learners remember what they have learnt.

        Our online training courses can be completed on your desktop computer/Mac, laptop, tablet or mobile device. These online courses are easily accessible as long as there is an internet connection.

        These online training courses are self-paced. Therefore, learners have full control and flexibility on when they wish to complete the material.

        There is no deadline for completion. The course will expire from a learner’s account after 365 days, whether it has been accessed or not.

        Yes. All end of course assessments are completed online.

        Learners are required to achieve a passing rate of 80% or more to complete the course and gain a CPD certificate.

        To obtain your certificate, you need to complete the end of course assessment first. A passing rate of 80% or more is required to gain a CPD certificate.

        Obtained certificates can be downloaded from the learner’s profile page.

        We want you to be completely satisfied with your training. Thus, we offer a 14-day money-back guarantee if you are not 100% satisfied.To request a refund, you should email our Support Team with your receipt stating why you would like to be refunded. Any courses that have been completed and those with certificates will not be valid for a refund.

        Yes, you can access the learning materials from any electronic device that has an internet connection. However, we recommend that you use a desktop or laptop device for the best learning experience. These online courses can also be taken on tablet and mobile devices, such as iPads, iPhone and Android mobile phones.

        Obtained certificates can be downloaded from the learner’s profile page.

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        There is no estimated completion time for this course. Learners can study in their own time at their speed. Learners may pause, leave and come back to the system to continue the training at any time.

        The CPD hours depend on how long each learner takes to complete the course materials and assessments. Each course will indicate the anticipated completion time. This gives a general indication of the CPD hours for those who are required to submit their continuing professional development hours.

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