Braywood Cricket Club - Photography and Video Policy

Braywood Cricket Club – Photography and Video Policy

Statement of intent

Braywood Cricket Club has adopted the following policy on the photographing and videoing of children based on the ECB Guidance on the subject.

Braywood Cricket Club and the ECB wish to ensure photography and video footage taken within cricket is done so appropriately.   Braywood Cricket Club and the ECB are keen to promote positive images of children playing cricket and do not prevent the use of photographic or videoing equipment.

Parents and carers should not be prevented from taking pictures of, or filming, their children. These are normal family practices and help mark milestones in a child’s life. The introduction of proportionate controls on the use of photographic equipment (cameras, and videos, including mobile phones) is part of general safeguarding good practice in a club.

There may be reasons why individuals may not wish their child’s photograph to be taken by someone they do not know personally.  Parents / carers have the opportunity to withhold consent for photographs / filming of their child and this does not affect the young person’s membership of the club.

 

Taking of images

Photographs/images are not to be taken at matches or training without the prior permission of the parents/carers of the child. This permission can be given by proxy by the coach of each team only after parental consent for this has been granted (usually on the Juniors membership form)

If no consent has been given for a child on the Juniors membership form, then it is to be made known to the relevant person of the team (e.g. coach / team mananger).

For matches or training away from Braywood Cricket Club, names of children without consent will be made known to the relevant person of the other team (e.g. coach/team manager) so that any person taking photographs for the other team is aware and can avoid taking photographs of that particular child

The children should be informed 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 the Club Welfare Officer and recorded in the same manner as any other child protection or safeguarding concern

 

Publishing of images

At times Braywood Cricket Club may use of images of children (for example on the website or in the media):

Braywood Cricket Club will ask for parental permission to use the child’s image and, wherever possible, show the image to the parents and child in advance. This ensures that they are aware of the way the image will be used to represent cricket and the club

Braywood Cricket Club will ask for the child’s permission to use their image. This ensures they are aware of the way the image is to be used to represent cricket and the club

If the cricketer is named in a piece about Braywood Cricket Club we will avoid using their photograph.

If a photograph is used in a piece about Braywood Cricket Club we will avoid naming the child.

Braywood Cricket Club will 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.

Braywood Cricket Club encourages the reporting of inappropriate use of images of children. If you are concerned, report your concerns to the County or Club Welfare Officer

 

Using video as a coaching aid:

At times Braywood Cricket Club may use video equipment as a legitimate coaching aid. 

Players and parents/carers should be aware that this is part of the coaching programme, and material taken in connection with coaching, will be stored securely and deleted or destroyed when a parent requests this, or when the material is no longer needed.

Parents/carers and children will be asked to provide written consent (in addition to that on the Juniors membership form) for the use of photography and video analysis if it is to be used as a coaching aid.