Club Handbook, Junior and Youth Section ~ Season 2018 - 19






As part of our commitment to ensure the safety of young people we will not permit the taking of photographs, video or other images of young people without the consent of the parents/carers and of the young person concerned. Ilkley Rugby Club will take all steps to ensure these images are used solely for the purposes they are intended which is the promotion and celebration of the activities of the game of Rugby Union as delivered at Ilkley Rugby Club. If anyone becomes aware that these images are being used inappropriately they should inform our Safeguarding Officer.
The images may be published on the website or in the Ilkley Gazette and other club publicity material. If at any time either the parent/carer or the young person wishes the data to be removed from the website, the club Safeguarding Officer should be informed. RFU/RFUW guidance for the use of images of young people is to: Ensure parents/carer/young person have granted their consent for the taking and publication of photographic images and have signed and returned the Parent/carer and Young Person Permission Form which is embodied in the Junior and youth section membership form. All young people must be appropriately dressed for the activity taking place. Photography or recording should focus on the activity rather than a particular young person and personal details which might make a young person vulnerable, such as their exact address, must never be revealed. Where an individual has achieved success in the game (e.g. when selected for representative side or showing triumph over adversity) permission must be gained from parent/carer and young person to use photographs/recordings and relevant details. Where possible, to reflect the RFU/RFUW Equity Policy, photographs/recordings should represent the diverse range of young people participating in rugby. Anyone taking photographs or recording at any rugby event must have a valid reason for doing so and seek the permission of the organisers/persons in charge.
Please be aware that not all parents are happy for photographs of their children to be shared on Facebook and other social media. You could put a child at risk if you do so, so please do not post pictures of other children without permission from their parent of guardian. Please do not be offended if you are reminded of this, no offence is meant!
Anyone taking photographs or recording should make themselves known to the event organisers/ persons in charge and be able to identify themselves if requested during the course of the event. All concerns regarding inappropriate or intrusive photography should be reported in confidence to the Club Safeguarding Officer who will take appropriate action. The club’s volunteer official photographer is: Peter Clark, Image and Style,