Photography and Videoing
All photography and videoing needs to comply with a club/organisations child protection policy.
There is evidence that certain individuals are known to visit sporting events/activities to take inappropriate photographs or video footage sports people (including young and disabled participants) in vulnerable positions. All coaches should be vigilant about this possibility. Any concerns during an event should be reported to a designated child protection/welfare officer or other responsible person.
Videoing as a coaching aid
Video can be a legitimate coaching aid for club coaches and teachers. However, if it is used make sure that children and their parents/carers consent and understand that it is part of the coaching programme. Make sure that the films are then stored safely.
Consent for taking photographs or videos should be obtained from parents/carers in writing in advance.
For further guidance on photographing and videoing children in sport visit the CPSU website for a downloadable information sheet.