At Devon's Committee meeting on 12.10.16 the club agreed to adopt the British Orienteering 2016 policy on "Safeguarding, Image Taking and the Use of Images". For a copy of the policy see below.
If, for any reason, as a parent or carer of a junior member of the club you do not want your child being photographed at club events, and therefore potentially appearing on Devon’s website or Facebook page, please inform the club membership secretary:
We consider the British Orienteering policy provides a sensible balance between the benefits and risks associated with the taking and use of images. We believe that the limited use of appropriate orienteering photographs of young people and adults on Devon’s website and Devon’s Facebook pages promotes the sport and encourages participation. In addition, please note that our standard practice is, in any case, not to name people who appear in photographs, unless there is some special reason and agreement to do so, such as a trophy winner. (Please see the website for examples of images used in recent years.)
In addition to adopting this policy Devon OC will:
- Provide a standard statement on the website for all events at the foot of the page stating:
“Devon OC has an agreed policy on the taking of photographs at events, based on national guidance. This provides a sensible balance between the benefits and risks associated with the taking and use of images. If you are unsure about acceptable practice, please speak to the event organiser. For a copy of the policy see ..."
- Ask our event officials (via the Organiser) to keep an eye out for anyone taking photographs. Where necessary, they should gain re-assurance they are acting appropriately. If anyone is not acting appropriately, at that point the event organiser can warn them that we may need to follow it up with our Safeguarding Officer and may also need to refer their behaviour to the police.
British Orienteering Poilcy Document:
British Orienteering's parent document "O Safe" (A Guide to Safeguarding Children & At-Risk Adults in Orienteering) can be found here: British Orienteering Handbook -Safety
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