Overview

This policy document outlines the acceptable use of photography and other recording devices with minors within activities at Little Springers Gymnastics.

While it is not the intention of the club or British Gymnastics to prevent parents/carers from taking pictures/recordings of their children, the use of photography and other media recording poses a potential risk to the safety of our members and therefore certain safeguards must be adhered to. All members, coaches, parents/carers and club officials must be proactive in preventing the inappropriate use of photography within the club.

Acceptable Use

Parents/Carers

  • Photographs and video must not capture other children within the frame of view.
  • Simultaneous live streaming of images/videos is forbidden.
  • Parents must give their consent for photographs to be taken and used for club purposes.

Coaches/Officials

  • Photographs and video recordings of children may be used as a training aid if deleted
    immediately after use in the presence of another coach and/or welfare officer.
  • Images must not be stored or removed for personal use.
  • Consent must first be obtained before taking photographs or recordings of children or
    vulnerable adults. Children under a court order must not be recorded or photographed without the relevant permission.
  • If images are used for club or promotional purposes, they must not be presented in a way that
    easily identifies the child(ren) and should be appropriate in nature.
  • For press purposes, first names only are to be used if referring to a published image.
  • Members should be photographed fully clothed wherever possible and not easily identifiable
    on public mediums. Face blurring may be necessary.
  • Images or recordings must never appear to focus on the groin area in movements where the
    legs are in a split or exposed position.
  • Any inappropriate images taken within the club must be reported immediately to the welfare
    officer or British Gymnastics/police if of an abusive or sexual nature. Inappropriate images include those that have been manipulated in a way that may cause embarrassment or distress.

More Information

Can be found on page 30 of the British Gymnastics Safeguarding and Protecting Children Policy or from your welfare officer.