Child protection policy

Jon Foley Photography & Beyonder PhotoVision acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice which reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice and the respective governing body’s requirements.

Our policy recognises that the welfare and interests of children is paramount in all circumstances. It aims to ensure that regardless of age, gender, religion or beliefs, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or socio- economic background, all children;

  • have a positive and enjoyable experience of sport at the event being photographed, in a safe and child centred environment

  • are protected from abuse whilst participating in the event being photographed or outside of the activity

    Jon Foley Photography & Beyonder PhotoVision acknowledges that some children, including disabled children and young people or those from ethnic minority communities, can be particularly vulnerable to abuse and accept responsibility to take reasonable and appropriate steps to ensure their welfare.

    As part of our safeguarding policy Jon Foley Photography & Beyonder PhotoVision will

  • promote and prioritise the safety and wellbeing of children and young people

  • ensure everyone understands their roles and responsibilities in respect of safeguarding and is provided with appropriate learning opportunities to recognise, identify and respond to signs of abuse, neglect and other safeguarding concerns relating to children and young people

  • ensure appropriate action is taken in the event of incidents/concerns of abuse and support provided to the individual/s who raise or disclose the concern

  • ensure that confidential, detailed and accurate records of all safeguarding concerns are maintained and securely stored

  • obtain a CRB check and conduct a background check of any photographer(s) used by the company

  • prevent the employment / deployment of unsuitable individuals

  • ensure robust safeguarding arrangements and procedures are in operation

    The policy and procedures will be widely promoted and are mandatory for everyone involved in Jon Foley Photography & Beyonder PhotoVision.