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Parents and Carers

Most people think of abuse or violence as just being physical, however abuse can happen in many different ways. 

Visit our page to out more on what is abuse.

Taking pictures and videos of children and young people’s achievements and activities is a wonderful way of capturing a memory and promoting successes but consideration needs to be given to who might have access to those images. 

What’s the problem with photos? 

Nothing if used by the right people for the right purpose. However, if used by the wrong people for the wrong purpose, children and young people could be at risk. 

Would you give a complete stranger personal information about yourself or anyone in your family? 

Promoting children and young people through photography or video is not an unsafe activity but careful consideration should be given about the amount of information shared in context of the image and also who might have access to that information. 

View our safeguarding children campaigns

See a list of useful links on safeguarding children and young people.