Caythorpe Cricket Club wishes to ensure photography and video footage taken within cricket is done so appropriately.
Parents/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.
- 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.
- The coach must arrange this prior to attending matches If no consent has been given for a child on the player profile form, then it is to be made known to the relevant person of the other team (e.g. coach/team manager) so the appropriate person/s taking photographs for the other team is/are 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.
- Parents/ carers must be offered the opportunity to withhold consent for photographs / filming of their child.
Using videos as a coaching aid:
- There is no intention on the part of the ECB to prevent club coaches using video equipment as a legitimate coaching aid. However, players and parents/carers should be aware that this is part of the coaching programme, and material taken in connection with coaching, must be stored securely and deleted or destroyed when a parent requests this, or when the material is no longer needed.
- The parents/carers and children must provide written consent for the use of photography and video analysis.
- It is recommended that all cricket clubs as well as tournament/festival/event organisers adhere to the appropriate guidelines relating to publishing of images as detailed below.
- Parental permission should be requested 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
- The child’s permission to use their image is encouraged. This ensures players are aware of the way the image is to be used to represent cricket and the club
- If a child is named, avoid using their photograph
- If a photograph is used, avoid naming the child.
- 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
- Encourage the reporting of inappropriate use of images of children. If you are concerned, report your concerns to the County or Club Welfare Office
Photographs are considered ‘personal data’ in terms of the Data Protection Act. Depending on the circumstance, consent from either the child, adult, or both should be sought before capturing, sharing or publishing images where a child can be identified, including posting on the club’s website etc. In addition, as with all personal data, it should be processed in accordance with the principles laid out in the Data Protection Act, and other relevant legislation and guidance. Some people may use sporting events as an opportunity to take inappropriate photographs or film footage of children. All clubs should be vigilant about this. These individuals could attend the local cricket club allowing people to presume they are related to a child involved.
Last Updated: 4th April 2016