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Cm's mobile phone/camera policy

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sillymillysmummy Wed 17-Oct-12 13:59:35

Does anyone have one they would like to share? I use my iPhone for pictures and would particularly like to see someone's that does this

sillymillysmummy Wed 17-Oct-12 19:13:38

Please smile

LesbianMummy1 Wed 17-Oct-12 20:52:17

I can tomorrow if you like cant tonight as my pc playing up.

HSMM Wed 17-Oct-12 20:53:56

Oh sorry. I have got mobile phone stuff dotted throughout my policies. I'll see what I can do.

lechatnoir Wed 17-Oct-12 21:17:25

I have mine in my safeguarding policy under separate headings & ofsted seemed happy when they read through them at my registration inspection not too long ago.

Use of Mobile Phone
It's vital I can communicate with parents quickly should the need arise & always ensure I have access to my mobile phone and have a landline at home. I will not routinely use any phone for making or receiving personal calls and text messages or web browsing during childminding hours.

Like most phones nowadays, I have Internet access, camera and the ability to record sound & video along with the usual text and call facilities. Whilst there are many advantages, I do understand the need to balance this with the potential for misuse and will safeguard the children in my care with the following procedures:
• Ensure ALL visitors to my home during childminding hours leave their mobile phone in a safe storage area
• Ensure that any Assistant working with me leaves their personal phone in a safe storage area
• Ensure any older children in my care who have a mobile phone leave their mobile in a safe storage area whilst in my home. Permission may be given to make or receive calls but only under close supervision.
• Ensure my phone is kept out of the reach of children and password protected

Taking photos with a Mobile Phone or Camera

I regularly take photos to support observations, assessment and planning and to provide a visual record for parents. To ensure all children in my care are protected I have the following procedures in place:
• Photos only to be taken by me or my Assistant
• Parents must provide written permission indicating whether they are willing for photos of their child to be used for:
o Sharing with them by printed photo or digitally by email/text.
o Supporting Observation, Assessment & Planning
o The child’s written record
o Advertising (always notified in advance how and where)

• Pictures are transferred to my computer which is password protected and then deleted from my phone / camera.
• Any stored pictures are deleted once a child leaves my setting.

I have registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for Data Protection.

sillymillysmummy Thu 18-Oct-12 21:12:13

Thank you thank you smile

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