What is chaperone service?
The attendance and welfare service carries out the authorising of chaperones on behalf of the local authority. To become a chaperone, an individual must demonstrate that he or she would look after the child/children in his or her care in the way a good parent would be expected to.
What is a licensed chaperone?
A Chaperone (or Matron) is the title of a licensed* person appointed to protect, control and care for children whilst they are performing. The law states, “The Chaperone is acting in loco parentis and should exercise the care which a good parent might be reasonably expected to give that child”.
Can a doctor request a chaperone?
All patients are entitled to have a chaperone present for any consultation, examination or procedure where they consider one is required. The Healthcare Professional may also require a chaperone to be present for certain consultations.