Protecting children in entertainment training for chaperones

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£25 £22.50 per person


1 hour

Understand the legal requirements chaperones have towards keeping children safe in entertainment

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.

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.
  • Purchasing licences on behalf of your team? Easily download reports to show who has completed the course.
  • 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.
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* We received 20,806 evaluation forms from people who had taken our courses between 1 January 2019 and 31 December 2019. 20,511 (99%) said they would recommend the course they had taken.

Who is this course for?

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 training courses is reinvested back into the NSPCC to help protect children.

Technical requirements

Our online courses will work in most browsers, though we recommend that you use Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge or Safari. 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. We do not support other mobile devices.

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“Addressed the 'how' as well as the 'what' to raise. Helpful indicators around what language and tone to use to demonstrate respect for the creative environment while asserting clear boundaries.”

Volunteer chaperone

“Reminds you of the legal requirements and to ensure that these are enforced. Gives chaperones the confidence to stand up for a child if needed with the facts.”

Principal, Theatre School