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chrisa06 Mon 02-May-16 13:52:18

AIBU I adopted my son just under a year ago and have told his school under absolutely no circumstances is his picture allowed on any of their social media outlets as his biological family live in the area, I've just looked on the Twitter page for the school and there's my DS picture on there I'm absolutely fuming that they've disregarded me on this and posted it

tethersend Mon 02-May-16 13:56:13

You need to speak to the head urgently.

1. The photo needs to be removed
2. You need a meeting to discuss how they will stop this happening again.

I would remind them of their safeguarding responsibilities. Hopefully they will be mortified- if they are not, you may need to consider talking to the LA.

almostthirty Mon 02-May-16 13:56:49

This is a serious breach of safeguarding policy. I would email school today with the subject safeguarding breach and hopefully it will be picked up today and then talk to school tomorrow (the head at my school and business manager always keep an eye on emails even during holidays/bank holidays but generally only act upon urgent/serious ones).

chrisa06 Mon 02-May-16 14:00:05

I'm so angry they've done this I adopted him just before he started the school so ss weren't involved so I've had to sort out safeguarding myself, I had to tell them at Christmas as well that I didn't want any other parents taking pictures at the nativity so they're aware of it they just don't seem to care 😡

mrz Mon 02-May-16 14:12:23

Email them and ask them to remove it immediately and make an appointment with the head.

clarella Mon 02-May-16 14:20:36

You are absolutely not being unreasonable. Serious safeguarding issue.

MrsKCastle Mon 02-May-16 14:24:32

Do they have the information in writing from you? It shouldn't make a difference, but it might make it easier for you to complain. It is a serious safeguarding issue and you should absolutely meet with the head.

chrisa06 Mon 02-May-16 14:33:25

I've emailed them, yes they have it in writing and I've had a safeguarding meeting just before Christmas so it's not been that long, I've not been following them just started today and the pics been up since 16/3 so a few months

TeenAndTween Mon 02-May-16 22:22:54

Hi. Adopter here.

You need to contact them and ask for picture to be taken down.

Then you need to ask the HT to explain how they check pictures before putting them online / on social media and to tighten up processes so it can't happen again. You need to be calm but assertive, and make sure they are totally clear that this is unacceptable and a risk to your AC.

If you are fobbed off by the HT and you feel he is not taking it seriously, then escalate to the governors.

For info:

At our school they hold a list of names of children who have not had permission for photos to be published. Every picture goes through the school office who check against the list of names.
Our school is aware of the 'critical' children (as opposed to those parents who don't get around to signing forms). DD is often placed on the 'edge' of a photo line-up and then missed off the actual photo.
Our school lets people take nativity pictures but says absolutely not on social media if it contains other children (I am happy with this in our situation).

We had one occasion where local paper did not check photo with school (against protocol) and DD appeared in a play action shot (as opposed to whole cast when DD would have been removed with a few others). The HT was extremely apologetic and contacted paper to get photo removed from their online version.

I always contact class teacher directly at start of year to ensure they are told verbally and in writing directly regarding our stance on photos. Mainly so they don't waste their time including her in photos they then want to publish!

chipsandpeas Mon 02-May-16 22:26:26

Take a screen shot of it so they can't delete and deny

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