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Policies: Photography and video

Posted by Stuart Rudkin on 06/12/2016 20:57

Photography and Video

The Club is keen to promote positive images of children playing cricket and is not preventing the use of photographic or videoing equipment.

However, some people may use sporting events as an opportunity to take inappropriate photographs or video footage of children.  These individuals could attend the Club giving the impression that they are related to a child involved.  All Club members should be vigilant about the possibility of this.

There may be other reasons why Parents/Carers may not wish their child’s photograph or image to be taken by someone they do not know personally.

Any concerns during an event should be reported to a Club Welfare Officer or a Club Official (see below) and will be recorded in the same manner as any other child protection concern.

Consent and Permission to take Photographs and Images

  • Parents/Carers of the children must provide written consent for the use of photography and video equipment.  Consent will be given or not as part of the player profile form completed as part of the membership process for each child.
  • Photographs or images are not to be taken at matches or training without the prior permission of the Parents/Carers of the children.
  • Anybody wishing to take photographs or images must obtain prior permission to do so.
  • Permission to take photographs or images can be given by proxy by the Team Coach/Manager where parental consent for this has been granted.
  • The children should be informed that a person will be taking photographs.
  • The children should be informed that if they have concerns they can report these to the coach or team manager.
  • Concerns regarding inappropriate or intrusive photography should be reported to a Club Welfare Officer

Use of Images of Children

  • Parent/Carer permission to use their child’s image on the Club’s website will be sought in all instances.  Wherever possible the image will be shown to Parents/Carers of the child in advance.
  • Only use images of children in appropriate kit (training or competition), to reduce the risk of inappropriate use, and to provide positive images of the children
  • The Club encourages the reporting of inappropriate use of images of children.

Video as a Coaching Aid

  • Players and Parents/Carers should be aware that it may be useful from time to time to use video equipment as a legitimate coaching aid as part of the Club’s Coaching Programme.
  • The Club has no intention of preventing this practice however it will be subject to Parent/Carer consent as described above.
  • Material taken in connection with coaching will be stored securely and will be deleted / destroyed when Parents/Carers make a request or when the material is no longer needed.

If you have any concerns regarding this policy please report them to:

  • Club Welfare Officers
  • Junior Cricket Coordinator
  • Your Team Coach or Team Manager