Amberley O.S.H.C.

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2.13 Use of Photographic and Video Images of Children

Amberley OSHC encourages the appropriate use of photographic and video images of children attending Amberley OSHC to support and promote their involvement in relevant programs and activities. Parent permission is obtained prior to any photographs/videos of children being taken or displayed.

Relevant Laws and other Provisions

The laws and other provisions affecting this policy include:

  • Child Protection Act 1999 and Regulations 2000
  • Family and Child Commission Act 2014
  • Privacy Act 1988 and Regulations 2013
  • NQS Area: 1.1.4; 4.2.1; 5.2.3; 6.1.1, 6.1.2; 6.2.1; 7.1.2; 7.3.1, 7.3.2, 7.3.5.
  • Policies: 2.1 – Respect for Children, 3.2 – Program and Documentation Evaluation, 3.10 – Observational Recording, 9.2 – Enrolment, 10.8 – Information Handling (Privacy and Confidentiality), 10.12 – Information Technology.

 Procedures

Parents/Caregivers shall be required to authorize permission for such images of their children to be taken and used by Amberley OSHC on relevant enrolment forms and documentation.  Furthermore, Parents/Caregivers shall also be informed of the procedure for processing photographic images.

Such permission shall explicitly include local community and in-service activities and events, and being used for study.

Parents/Caregivers shall be requested for special permission to be granted for photographs taken which are intended to be used for promotional purposes and may be viewed by persons outside of the local community in which Amberley OSHC resides.

Employees of Amberley OSHC shall only be permitted to photograph children using equipment owned solely by the OSHC service or school (if shared equipment).

Processing of photographs shall be conducted at Professional photographic laboratories or within Amberley OSHC using the printing equipment available.

To protect the privacy of families, children with their own electronic devices (e.g., mobile phone, DSI, etc.) will be encouraged not to photograph other children or educators with their own electronic devices.

Reviewed and updated 9 February 2015, Updated 12 May 2015


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