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The Children (Performances and Activities) (Scotland) Regulations 2014

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14.—(1) A licensing authority must not grant a licence unless it has approved a person to be a chaperone to—

(a)have care and control of the child; and

(b)safeguard, support and promote the wellbeing of the child,

at all times during the period beginning with the first and ending with the last performance or, as the case may be, occasion to which the licence relates except while the child is in the care and control of a parent or teacher.

(2) The maximum number of children a chaperone may have care and control of at any one time is—

(a)10; or

(b)where a person approved to be a chaperone is the private teacher of the child in question, 3.

(3) The licensing authority must not approve a person to be a chaperone unless it is satisfied that the person—

(a)is suitable and competent to—

(i)exercise proper care and control of a child of the age and gender of the child; and

(ii)safeguard, support and promote the wellbeing of the child; and

(b)will not be prevented from carrying out duties towards the child by other duties towards any other children.

(4) Where a child suffers any injury or illness while in the care and control of the chaperone, the licence holder must ensure that the parent of the child, named in the application form, and the licensing authority and host authority are notified immediately.

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