This guidance explains why we need to ask you for your consent for any photographs of your young person being used by The FA, SSE or partner organisation. After reading this, you should fill in the section below to let us know your wishes. We live in an age in which digital technology has vastly increased the use of photography, and there has been publicity surrounding concern about the risk of a young person being identified by a photograph in the local press or via social media.
The FA takes the view that the risk of a young person being identified by a stranger is small and that, providing reasonable steps are in place in terms of appropriateness of the photography and to protect the full name and contact details of the young person, photography will be permitted.
The FA is mindful of the fact for some families; there may be reasons why a young person’s identification is a matter of particular anxiety. If you have special circumstances, either now or at any time in the future, that would affect or change your consent on this issue, it is your responsibility to advise us of any changes, please contact [Staff member / Activator name]
The FA will not use the personal details or full names (which means first name and surname) of any young person in a photographic image on film, website, or in FA printed publications. If The FA uses photographs of individuals, the name of that young person will not appear in the accompanying text or photo caption, unless we have your agreement.
Only images of young person or young people who are suitably dressed will be used, to reduce the risk of such images being used inappropriately.
By signing this consent form you will be giving permission to The FA to use photographs and film of your young person, unless we are otherwise advised by you, who is involved in The SSE Wildcats Centre. Please note these images may be used in any of the following ways;
If you wish to find out more about The FA’s guidance on photography or other best practice issues please go to http://www.thefa.com/football-rules-governance/safeguarding/raising-awareness---downloads-section