Child Protection Policy

Simple Treasures Photography is committed to conducting its operations in a manner that is safe for the children it serves, and helping protect the children with whom Simple Treasures Photography is in contact. All Simple Treasures Photography representatives are explicitly prohibited from engaging in any activity that may result in any kind of Child Abuse.

 

In addition, it is Simple Treasures Photography’s policy to create and proactively maintain an environment that aims to prevent and deter any actions and omissions, whether deliberate or inadvertent, that place children at the risk of any kind of Child Abuse.

 

All Simple Treasures Photography representatives are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with this commitment and obligation. Any violations of this policy will be treated as a serious issue and will result in disciplinary action being taken, including termination and any other available legal remedy. In furtherance of this Policy, Simple Treasures Photography has adopted Procedures, described below, to promote:

 

a. Prevention of Child Abuse: Striving, through awareness, good practice and training, to minimize the risks to children and take positive steps to help protect children who are the subject of any concerns.

 

b. Reporting of Child Abuse: Ensuring that all Representatives know the steps to take and whom to contact where concerns arise regarding the safeguarding of children.

 

c. Responding to Child Abuse: Engaging in action that supports and protects children when concerns arise regarding their well-being; supporting those who raise such concerns; investigating, or cooperating with any subsequent investigation; and taking appropriate corrective action to prevent the recurrence of such activity.

 

d. Training to Promote Awareness of Child Safeguarding Obligations: Ensuring that all Representatives are notified of and made aware that they are expected to comply with the policy.

 

Simple Treasures Photography acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, is committed to ensuring safeguarding practices, and will comply with government guidelines.

 

Simple Treasures Photography has a duty of care to safeguard all children from harm. All children have the right to protection, and the needs of disabled children and others who maybe particularly vulernable bust be taken into account.  Simple Treasures Photography will ensure the safety and protection of all children

 

Our policy recognizes 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 at the event being photographed, in a safe environment.

  • Are protected from abuse whilst participating in the event being photographed or outside of the event. Simple Treasures Photography 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 Simple Treasures Photography will:

  • Ensure everyone understands their roles and responsibilities in respect of safeguarding and is provided with appropriate learning opportunities to recognize, 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 background check of any photographer(s) used by the company.

  • Prevent the employment 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 Simple Treasures Photography. Failure to comply with the policy and procedures will be addressed without delay and may ultimately result in dismissal / exclusion from the organization.

Photographs Being Taken

The following is a guide for Photographs being taken:

  • If a child or person appears to not want to have their photo taken; either by stating so verbally or through body language, the photograph must not be taken or if already taken, must be deleted.

  • All children photographed must be appropriately dressed for the sport in which they are participating. Where a participant removes any item(s) of clothing photos must not be taken.

  • Photographs must be in good taste and in keeping with the event taking place.

Simple Treasures Photography Website

  • All images shown on Simple Treasures Photography Website have been approved by the respective child’s parents / event organizers. Event organizers must notify participants and their parents / guardians / carers that professional photographers have been appointed to take photos and they must notify the Event hosts and Simple Treasures Photography if they do not want a child or person(s) to be photographed.

  • For images taken at School Events, Tournament and matches that are uploaded to our web site will all be password protected (unless instructed by the event organizers to the contrary)

  • Simple Treasures Photography will remove any images from our web site on request. Please send an email to info@simpletreasuresmontana.com

 

Monitoring

This policy will be reviewed a year after development and then every three years, or in the following circumstances:

  • Changes in legislation and/or government guidance.

  • As a result of any other significant change or event.


 

             ADOPTED IN SEPTEMBER 2017

          LAST UPDATED 09/20/2018

Specializing in  Family, Wedding, Senior , and Professional Portraits.

Serving Townsend, Helena, Bozeman, Great Falls, Billings, Butte, Missoula and surrounding areas. 

Available Worldwide!