Protecting children in entertainment: a course for chaperones - online course

Last updated: 27 Nov 2018

Interactive online course on how to protect children during rehearsals and productions

This elearning course, produced in association with the National Network for Children in Employment and Entertainment (NNCEE) and the BBC, covers the key statutory guidance that chaperones in the entertainment industry need to know.

It can also be taken by those working in the professional or amateur entertainment industries, for example, dance schools, amateur dramatics, choirs, production companies and professional theatres, who want to know more about the legal requirements and best practice that chaperones are required to follow.


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£20 per person
Approximately 45 minutes online training course

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For more information, contact us on 0116 234 7246 or learning@nspcc.org.uk


Who’s this course for?

This course is for local authority-licensed chaperones.

The course 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.

How the course works

Children see the world through their incredible imaginations. This is especially true when they are taking part in an exciting activity, 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.

Working at your own pace, you’ll learn how to:

  • recognise areas of concern
  • respond appropriately
  • report your concerns
  • record your observations.

The course includes:

  • teaching pages
  • film clips
  • audio recordings
  • reflective tasks
  • interactive learning activities and quizzes.

You have access to your course for one year following purchase. Once you've successfully completed it you can download a personalised certificate of achievement.

Note that this course supplements the training of chaperones and does not, in itself, confer accreditation.

What you need

Protecting children in entertainment will work in most browsers, though we recommend that you use Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Safari or Firefox. You will need to make sure your browser is up to date for the course to run.

This course can be taken on PCs and Macs, as well as iPads or other tablet devices. Please note, we are unable to provide full technical support for tablet users.

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Contact us on 0116 234 7246 or learning@nspcc.org.uk if you have any questions.


Buy now

£20 per person
Approximately 45 minutes online training course

Bought this course before 31 August 2018 and need to take it? Sign in now

Bought this course after 31 August 2018? Sign in to access


Other courses 

Child protection in schools – online course

Keeping children safe online – online course

It’s your call- online course

Information and resources

Safeguarding in performing arts

Safeguarding children


Buy now

£20 per person
Approximately 45 minutes online training course 

Bought this course before 31 August 2018 and need to take it? Sign in now

Bought this course after 31 August 2018? Sign in to access


Contact us
Call us on 0116 234 7246 or email us to speak to us about your child protection training needs.