Bradford City FC community Foundation
Use of Images Policy and Procedures
We followed the FA guidance to prevent the following issues arising
• inappropriate use of images
• adaptation or copying of images for use on child abuse websites on the internet
• (often incorrectly referred to as pornography sites)
• The identification of children when a photograph is accompanied by significant personal information that
will assist a third party in identifying the child. This can lead, and has led, to children being ‘groomed’
•The identification and locating of children in inappropriate circumstances which include: (i) where
a child has been removed from his/her family for their own safety;
(ii) where restrictions on contact with one parent following a parental separation exist e.g.
in domestic violence cases;
(iii) in situations where a child may be a witness in criminal proceedings;
or (iv) other safeguarding children concerns.
we use common sense guidelines to protect children, young people and vulnerable adults taking part in our programmes:
1. share this guidance on taking images with all
parents, carers and members when they join any of our projects
2. ensure the community foundation has parental /carers consent to use a young persons
image or a vulnerable persons images if it is to be used in the public domain e.g.
club website or newspaper article.
3. ensure that any child in taking part in our projects who is under care
proceedings, is protected by ensuring that their image is not placed in the public domain. This can be done
by using a Consent Form, so that parents/carers can identify whether this applies to children in their care
4. focus on the activity rather than the individual
5. ensure all those featured are appropriately dressed when taking pictures at schools, camps etc
(a minimum of vest or shirt and shorts)
6. aim to take pictures which represent the broad range of youngsters participating safely in football e.g.
boys and girls, disabled participants, BME Communities
1. publish photographs with the full name(s) of the individual(s) featured unless you have written consent
to do so and, if a young person, you have informed the parents as to how the image will be used
2. use player profiles with pictures and detailed personal information on websites
3. use an image for something other than that which it was initially agreed, e.g. published in local press for a tournament or as part of another project
4. allow images to be recorded in changing rooms, showers or toilets – this includes the use of mobile
phones that record images. This includes bedrooms and personal areas for our projects where participants spend time away from home
Commissioning professional photographers and the local media
If we are commissioning professional photographers
or inviting the press to cover any of our activities, we must ensure that they are clear about our expectations
The key is to plan ahead and communicate early on.
• Provide a clear brief about what is considered appropriate in terms of content and behaviour
• Inform them of the Bradford City FC Community Foundation's commitment to safeguarding children and young people and Vulnerable adults
• . Establish who will hold the recorded images and what they intend to do with them eg place them on a website,
• Issue the professional photographer with identification to be worn at all times
• Inform participants and parents or carers prior to the event that a professional photographer will be in attendance
ensure you have established that no under 18s will be compromised due to safeguarding children concerns if their image is taken this can be done by using a Consent Form .