All photography and videoing needs to comply with a club/organisation child protection policy.
There is evidence that certain individuals are known to visit sports events/activities to take inappropriate photographs or video footage, sport 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.
Who can I contact if I have any Questions or Concerns?
Further information supporting the leaflet below can be found on the NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit’s website www.thecpsu.org.uk or or by contacting Sarah Bateman on 01487 849921 or email firstname.lastname@example.org