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Household Support Fund

Due to predicted high demand, applications for the Household Support Fund have now closed. Further support can be found on our Cost of Living and Household Support pages

The Children (Performances and Activities (England) Regulations 2014 states that in certain circumstances, children taking part in entertainment must be supervised by a chaperone.

Children in entertainment and performances must be in the care of their legal guardian (usually their parents) or an approved chaperone at all times; even when they are performing, they must remain in sight. Aunts, uncles, grandparents and childminders are not legal guardians (unless the courts have recognised them as such) so need to be approved in order to chaperone a child.

Become a chaperone

If you want to become a chaperone, you must apply to the council area where you live. Any adult living in the Dudley borough may apply to Dudley Council to be registered as an Approved Chaperone. The Education Support Service undertakes the 'approval' of chaperones.

Reporting concerns about a chaperone approved by Dudley MBC

The below form is for use by the public to report concerns about a chaperone licenced by Dudley MBC.