Independent Press Standards Organisation publishes new information for the public on reporting that includes children

IPSO has issued new information for parents, guardians and other members of the public who may be concerned about reporting that includes children.

The document explains the specific rules in the Editors’ Code of Practice that safeguard children and their welfare, including those relating to interviewing a child, publishing photographs of children, how children’s privacy is protected, and the specific protections in place for children involved in criminal trials.

Supporting the public and upholding high standards of journalism is integral to IPSO’s work. The new information follows previous guidance on court reporting, reporting on a death, and use of information from social media, which all aim to support people to understand the rules which the press must follow and to know where to seek help if they need it. To access the document, click here.