Children, u18 Photography
KIPAX Photography 7th march 2013 (Updated Jan 2018)
Although there are no laws regarding the photography of children or persons under 18, Some organisations such as the FA and NSPCC offer guidelines
FA Photographing u18s
NSPCC Child Protection in Sport
Having been on the old CRB system for the last 10 yrs I now have a DBS from Jan 2018 and have opted for the DBS update service. ID on request....
KIPAX Photography not only adheres to the FA Guidelines but have added more of our own policies.
- To wear appropriate identification at all times. I wear a branded bib or sweatshirt. I also carry a UK Press card. this is the most secure Photo ID available as the bearer is issued a password with the ID.. The ID card has a national police number on the back. anyone in doubt can phone this number. Along with a description to verify the picture I would supply the password to prove my identity.
- KIPAX Photography will not photograph a junior event without first having permission from the organisers. Normally permission will be gained well in advance of the event taking place. If a sports event I will also double check on the day with both managers and referee prior to game start .
- Children should not have a name clearly attached to their photograph. this includes player profiles. The only time I require a child's name is if I am submitting the picture to the local papers and I will acquire the name from the responsible adult in charge eg Parent, Manager or Teacher.
- Care is taken not to publish photographs with a pose that can be obviously changed to something more sinister
- KIPAX Photography will not publish photographs of children in Distress, Injury or visibly Upset.
- Pictures published on www.kipax.com will be heavily watermarked
- KIPAX Photography will immediately remove any photograph from the galleries on receipt of notification by a parent or similar .