About informed consent -
The aim of informed consent is for the subject to truly understand why their photograph is being taken, who will own the photograph, where the photograph may be used, who may see the photograph and what privacy rights they have.
An informed consent process ensures the rights of the subject are considered, a respectful approach that Scope Global brings to all of its work.Instructions - The photographer should read the ‘Informed consent explanation’ below to the subject and check whether the subject has (a) understood the information and (b) consents to their image being taken and used by Austraining International.
Give examples of how photos are used, for example by explaining a brochure or poster. Offer to put the person in touch with the Scope Global Public Relations Team for more information.
The photographer should then either film the subject giving consent (see following page) or complete and sign the ‘Informed consent checklist’ including the name of the subject, the location and the date.
Photographs of children - Before taking any photographs of children, the photographer must read the informed consent explanation to the child’s parent or guardian, who must agree to their child being photographed.
If the photographer suspects that the person is under 18, the photographer must ask their age and then seek consent from parents or guardians.
Informed consent explanation - (Read this to the subject – translate if appropriate)
• Austraining International and its partners often take photos of the people we work with, in order to promote the work we do.
• I would like to ask your permission for me to take your photograph. If you do not want me to take your photo, there is no problem.
(IF TAKING PHOTOGRAPHS OF CHILDREN)
• I would like to ask your permission for me to take your child’s photo. If you do not want me to take your child’s photo, there is no problem.
• If we take your photo, we may use it in brochures, magazines or on the internet. Your photo may be seen in Australia or here. It may be seen by people you know.
• We may also give your photo to other organisations we work with.
• We cannot pay you for this photo and we do not sell photos or videos to anyone.
• We usually use the name of the person in the photo when we publish the photo. Do you mind if we use your name? If you would prefer, we do not have to use your real name.
• Do you give Austraining International permission to take your photo and use it to show our work?
(If subject agrees to be photographed)
• Thank you for your support. We are very grateful for your help.