We are all well aware of the wide range of devices including mobile telephones which have photographic and filming capabilities. This enables the capture of both static and moving images. It should be acknowledged that the majority of images taken within a Swim England setting are appropriate and taken in good faith. However, images of children and adults can be misused, and sharing images widely without consent may betray a confidence or identify of a child or adult, which could present a risk of harm to that individual if common sense procedures are not followed.
Parents and carers of participants under the age of 18 who wish to take images are requested to focus on their own children as much as reasonably possible and to avoid including other children in images, particularly if those images are being shared with family and friends or through social media platforms. Whilst it is acknowledged that parents/carers wish to celebrate the achievements of their own children when taking part in aquatic events, it should be recognised and respected that other parents/carers may not wish for their child’s image to be taken and shared in this way.
Swim England encourage all spectators and participants at Swim England events to make themselves familiar with the photography and filming arrangements for the event and be vigilant during that event. Should individuals have any concerns about photography or filming at the event, this should be brought to the immediate attention of the Swim England Event Officer present.
Swim England is committed to ensuring that all children who participate in Swim England activities are able to take part in an enjoyable, safe environment and be safeguarded from harm. If you have any child safeguarding concerns at the event, please contact an Event Officer immediately to disclose your concerns.
Derwentside ASC has adopted the Wavepower consent and refusal forms for its members to ensure that any photographs taken for use on the website, in fundraising activities, within newspaper articles or in any other Club produced media have taken into account members wishes. A copy of these forms can be found below. Consent or refusal can be amended at any time by completing the appropriate form and submitting it to the Welfare Officer in writing. The current post holder and contact details can be found on the Committee webpage, under ‘About the Club’.