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

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

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?

As the UK’s experts on safeguarding, the NSPCC has produced a 60-minute elearning course, in association with the National Network for Children in Employment and Entertainment (NNCEE) and the BBC, covering the key statutory guidance that chaperones in the entertainment industry need to know.


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£25 per person
Approximately 1 hour online training course 

99% of our customers would recommend NSPCC elearning courses*

Need help? Our elearning team are on hand. Call us on 0116 234 7246 or email learning@nspcc.org.uk  if you have any questions.


What will I learn?

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.

By the end of the 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.

Benefits of the course

  • CPD certified.
  • Developed in partnership with the NNCEE and the BBC.
  • Regularly updated to reflect changes in legislation, guidance and best practice advice.
  • Complete 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 certificate of achievement.
  • Includes interactive quizzes, film scenarios and reflective tasks to help you develop your understanding and confidence.
  • Once you’ve taken the course, it doesn’t stop there. We have a range of further information, training and downloadable resources to help you protect the children you work with.

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.

Why take your training with the NSPCC?

At the NSPCC, we work to keep children and young people safe from abuse and neglect every day.

As the UK's experts on safeguarding and child protection, we understand the issues organisations and people working with children can face. That’s why professionals trust us to provide the support, training and resources they need to help protect the children and young people they work with.

Our highly-rated training courses are developed by experts. We work with a number of organisations, experienced consultants and subject matter experts in a range of sectors to develop courses that are clear, easy-to-use, up-to-date and in line with the latest statutory guidance, and tailored to your needs.

And as a charity, income generated from the sale of our online courses is reinvested back into the NSPCC to help protect children.


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£25 per person
Approximately 1 hour online training course

99% of our customers would recommend NSPCC elearning courses*

Need help? Our elearning team are on hand. Call us on 0116 234 7246 or email learning@nspcc.org.uk  if you have any questions.


Technical requirements

Our online courses will work in most browsers (e.g Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge). See our Technical requirements for elearning courses for more information. 

Reviews

“The BBC is delighted to have worked in partnership with the NSPCC and NNCEE to develop this online safeguarding course which is designed to equip licensed chaperones with the required knowledge and skills to safeguard children working in entertainment, including within amateur dramatics and media productions.”

Caroline Brant, Head of Child Protection and Safeguarding at the BBC

“The NSPCC has produced an invaluable training programme for newly qualified amateur and professional chaperones alike that is easy to use and very clear and concise in its outlining what the legislation requires of all licensed chaperones. Its sections, questions and scenarios teach, embed or refresh your learning that will keep even long serving chaperones engaged.”

Sarah Lea, a professional chaperone who has completed the course

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Related information and resources

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Safeguarding children


Buy now

£25 per person
Approximately 1 hour online training course

99% of our customers would recommend NSPCC elearning courses*

Need help? Our elearning team are on hand. Call us on 0116 234 7246 or email learning@nspcc.org.uk  if you have any questions.

 


* We received 12,137 evaluation forms from people who had taken our courses between 1 January 2019 and 31 July 2019. 11,990 (99%) said they would recommend the course they had taken.