We frequently use photographs of children, young people and adults 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 a photograph release form below for you to use for this purpose and it can be printed off on one A4 sheet.
Please note that photographers working within Surrey schools should comply with the policy set out by the school, and use their consent forms. There is more information about using images of children from the Surrey Safeguarding Children Board in the Guidance on using images of children leaflet that can be found below.
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.
Photograph release form
Please complete the attached photograph consent form below to gain the appropriate permissions before publishing any photographs of children, young people or adults for use in any Surrey County Council publicity.
Files available to download
SSCB Guidance on using images of children (PDF)
Guidance on using images of children: photographs, videos, websites and webcams
Surrey County Council photograph and film consent form (PDF)
Use this form to obtain permission for images or video of children and young people