A child in out-of-home care (OOHC) may not be depicted in a photograph, videotape, or audiotape for promotional purposes, or in a manner that would cause the child or family to suffer discomfort or embarrassment. A child should not be identified as a foster child in any type of publication or public exhibit.
A consent form is not required for photographs or videotaping that occur as part of the child’s daily routine, and which are not intended for public viewing, such as family photos, photos for the child’s lifebook, case file, school/yearbook pictures, or videotape of a special event for the child.
Photographs, videotapes, or audiotapes may be used in child specific recruitment activities when the child is available for adoption and registered through the Kentucky Adoption Profile Exchange (KAPE). A consent form is not required.
A recent photograph may also be provided to law enforcement and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) in the event a child has gone missing.
Cameras to monitor youth bedrooms and bathrooms are prohibited except with written consent of the Division of Protection and Permanency Director or designee. Any request for exception to this provision must include the reason for the request and how it relates to the immediate safety of the youth.