NEPCAM is committed to the welfare of all children, in particular, the children that are sponsored by this organisation. NEPCAM supporters have a responsibility to protect the children they sponsor and are required to follow the procedures laid down in NEPCAM’s Child Protection Policy, which is available by clicking on the link provided.

This page provides a brief overview of NEPCAM’s procedures relating to the imagery of children.

If you have any question in relation to the content on this page please contact NEPCAM’s Child Protection Officer (CPO) by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Responsibilities

NEPCAM is committed to the welfare of children and their protection from abuse and exploitation. This commitment is spelled out in the Nepcam Child Protection Policy and Article 19 of the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child (1989).

Every person who engages in the work of Nepcam, including the management team, sponsors and our overseas business partners, share in the responsibility to take every precaution to protect the children and families we serve.

 

Child Imagery

In order to help protect the privacy, dignity and personal safety of every sponsored child, NEPCAM has developed the following guidelines in line with the NEPCAM Child Protection Policies.

  • Displaying photos of your sponsored child: Sponsoring a child is a wonderful experience and one we encourage you to share with loved ones. You're welcome to display photos of your sponsored child at your home or personal space at work/business to share your experience of helping a child in need.
  • Copying photos of your sponsored child: NEPCAM is required by law and by our own policies to limit the distribution of information and images of sponsored children. As a child sponsor, you may enlarge a photo of your sponsored child to display it at home or your personal space at work/business, along with basic personal information (name, age and country only), but you'll need our written permission, which you can request by contacting us.
  • Online publishing and emailing photos of your sponsored child: Emailing and publishing photos and personal information of your sponsored child online creates risks to the privacy, dignity and personal safety of the child. We ask you not to place your sponsored child’s photo and/or personal information (age, last name, geographical location, health, education or other) on a website (internet or intranet) or email it to others.

Before photographing or filming a child, assess and endeavour to comply with local traditions or restrictions for reproducing personal images, but in particular, you should:

  • Obtain consent from the child or a parent or guardian of the child. As part of this you must explain how the photograph or film will be used.
  • Ensure photographs, films, videos and DVDs present children in a dignified and respectful manner and not in a vulnerable or submissive manner.
  • Ensure that children are adequately clothed and not in poses that could be seen as sexually suggestive.
  • Ensure images are honest representations of the context and the facts.
  • Never place a photograph and/or personal information (age, last name, geographical location, health, education or other) of a sponsored child online, or on a website or e-mail it to others
  • Understand that the onus is on you, as a person supporting NEPCAM's program activities, to use common sense and avoid actions or behaviour that could be construed as child abuse.