We frequently use photographs of adults, children and young people in our printed publications and on our website, to publicise our services or celebrate special events. If you are responsible for providing these photographs for publication by Surrey County Council you must obtain written permission from an appropriate person (a parent or guardian in the case of children) before they can be published. We have provided model release forms for you to use for this purpose. Forms can be printed off on one sheet of A4 by using the pdf attached at the end of each of the pages.
There is more information about using images of children from the Surrey Safeguarding Children Board Guidance on using images of children. Please note that photographers working within Surrey schools should comply with the policy set out by the school, and use their consent forms.
Permission to use a photograph only applies for a limited time (our consent forms specify five years), so you need to dispose of them or get renewed permission after that time has expired. Services may also have their own policy on using photographs - if you are in doubt, check with your manager.
Please ensure that you also read the relevant government guidelines.