Photographers & Model Agencies
Photographers and Model Agencies must have strict age verification procedures in place for young models and actors particularly where they may be involved in nude or sexually provocative photography or filming
Even the process of receiving unsolicited portfolios needs careful systems and procedures to avoid potentially handling or distributing (even internally) pornographic images involving children. There needs to be a formalised sign up process for new young models and actors with strict controls on the activities that they can participate in.
How can the Age Check Certification Scheme help photographers and model agencies?
We test that age check systems work. We do this through audits, test purchasing and mystery shopping. We can also test your systems to make sure that they are not vulnerable to presentation attack (called 'anti-spoofing') and we can test age verification policies against PAS 1296:2018. Our team can also assess production policies and procedures for compliance with sexual offences legislation protecting children from participation in pornographic filming or photography
Why do I have to get this done?
Local laws place obligations on photographers and model agencies to take steps to prevent the underage participation in nude or sexually provocative filming or photography. The penalties for failing to comply can be substantial including the forced closure of your business. You can find out more about the local laws that apply here.
How do I get my age check systems tested?
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