Chaperones (Matrons)

What is a Chaperone/Matron?

A Matron, also known as a Chaperone, is someone licensed to look after a child or children who work in entertainment. 

They make sure a child or children do not work too many hours without proper breaks, that education is provided in certain circumstances and the child's or children's safety, comfort and welfare is taken care of.

Although the licence holder will be the employer of the Chaperone, Liverpool Children's Services must have approved both the child's or children's Chaperone and Tutor. 

Chaperones registered with Liverpool Children's Services are approved for three years, at the end of this period the Chaperone must re-apply to Liverpool Children's Services for registration.

Request a chaperone

We can provide a list of registered freelance chaperones upon request. Contact us via:

Safeguarding Unit/Child Licensing Team
Liverpool Children, Families and Adults Services
Municipal Buildings
Dale Street
L2 2DH

Applying to become a chaperone


Any adult (male or female) may apply to Liverpool Children's Services to be approved as a Chaperone.

The criteria for approval to be an approved Chaperone with Liverpool Children, Families and Adults Services are:

  • Applicant prepared to undertake an Enhanced DBS disclosure.
  • Completion of Application Form.
  • Submission of two references.
  • An awareness of relevant legislation.
  • An awareness of child protection.
  • Undertake half-day induction training.

Liverpool Children's Services will not approve a Chaperone unless satisfied that they can exercise proper care and control of the child or children and that they will not be prevented from carrying out their duties as a Chaperone by other duties.

How to apply

Send these forms to:

Safeguarding Unit/Child Licensing Team
Liverpool Children's Services
Municipal Buildings
Dale Street
L2 2DH

Tel: 0151 233 0855 
Fax: 0151 233 0852