Policy On Young Persons And Vulnerable Adults Attending Club Meetings And Activities

  1. For the purposes of this policy “young person” shall refer to anyone below the age of 18 years.
  2. This policy is intended to safeguard young persons or vulnerable adults from the possibility of sexual, emotional or physical harm or exploitation.
  3. There is no requirement for members to have DBS clearance if young people or vulnerable adults attend club functions for any reason.
  4. Whilst Normanton Camera Club does not have a lower age limit for membership, the club shall require the written permission of a parent or legal guardian before a person under the age of 18 becomes a member. This rule is not intended to prevent the casual attendance of minors at exhibitions or similar events.
  5. Any person over the age of 18 years may attend the club as a model for portrait sessions provided they have signed the standard consent/release form. However, models should be encouraged to be accompanied by a close friend or relative. Persons under the age of 18 years may also model at portrait sessions under the following rules:
    1. They must be accompanied by a responsible adult (preferably a parent or legal guardian)
    1. The consent/release form shall be countersigned by the responsible adult.
    1. The model must not be pressured to pose in a way that may be age inappropriate.
  6. Whilst the portrayal of the nude form is an established and valid form of photography young people should not be encouraged to view or capture such images during club activities. This does not mean that young people should be barred from club sessions where nude images may be displayed but no undue emphasis should be given to the subject.
  7. At external portrait sessions young people will only be photographed at the request of a parent or guardian and consent is assumed. All images will be deleted at the end of each session.
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