Typhoon Aquatics Ltd uses closed circuit television (CCTV) images for the prevention, identification and
reduction of crime and to monitor the pool hall in order to provide a safe and secure environment for pupils,

staff and parents, and to prevent the loss or damage to school property.

1. The system comprises of 1 fixed camera in the school pool hall
2. The CCTV camera is owned and operated in partnership with Trinity Primary School and
Typhoon Aquatics Ltd and the deployment of which is determined by the managing director of
Typhoon and the school’s headteacher. The CCTV camera in the pool hall is a standalone
system.
3. The CCTV is monitored centrally from the head office of Typhoon Aquatics Ltd, by the
Managing Director and members of the management team if required by the Managing
Director
4. Typhoon’s CCTV Scheme is registered with the Information Commissioner under the terms of
the Data Protection Act. This policy outlines the company’s use of CCTV and how it complies
with the Act.
5. All authorised operators with access to recorded images are aware of the procedures that
need to be followed when accessing the images. All employees are aware of the restrictions
in relation to access to, and disclosure of, recorded images.
6. The company complies with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) CCTV Code of
Practice to ensure it is used responsibly and safeguards both trust and confidence in its
continued use.
7. The use of the CCTV system will be conducted in a professional, ethical and legal manner
and any diversion of the use of CCTV security technologies for other purposes is prohibited
by this policy.
8. Justification for use of CCTV – The use of CCTV for safety and security purposes has been
deemed to be justified by the Managing Director of Typhoon Aquatics Ltd and the Head
Teacher of Trinity Primary School. The system is intended to capture images/video footage
with the primary benefit of:
● Enhance Safeguarding: The safety and security of the children in our lessons are of paramount
importance to us. The presence of a CCTV camera will significantly contribute to safeguarding the
well-being of all participants during swimming lessons. The footage can be used to quickly respond to
and address any issues, ensuring the highest level of safeguarding.

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● Prevent Incidents: In addition to safeguarding, the mere presence of a CCTV camera can act as a
deterrent, discouraging inappropriate behaviour and ensuring a respectful and appropriate
environment for all children. This proactive approach aligns with our commitment to safeguarding the
emotional and physical well-being of the children in our lessons.
● Monitor Instruction: The installation of a CCTV camera will also enable us to review the instruction
provided during swimming lessons. This will ensure the highest quality of instruction is consistent and
will allow us to instigate additional staff development should we feel it is required.
9. The camera will be sited so that it only captures images relevant to the purposes for which it is
installed and care will be taken to ensure that reasonable privacy expectations are not violated.
10. A copy of this CCTV Policy will be provided on request to staff and parents and will be made available
on the company website.
11. The images captured by the CCTV system will be retained for a maximum of 35 days, except where
the image identifies an issue and is retained specifically in the context of an investigation or
prosecution of that issue.
12. The images/recordings will be stored in a secure environment. Access will be restricted to authorised
personnel only. Supervising the access and maintenance of the CCTV System is the responsibility of
the Managing Director. In certain circumstances, the recordings may also be viewed by other
individuals in order to achieve the objectives set out above. When CCTV recordings are being viewed,
access will be limited to authorised individuals on a need-to-know basis.
13. The system can only be accessed by password encryption on authorised devices. The system
software keeps a log of when the authorised user accessed the system or stored images. A record of
the date of any disclosure request along with details of who the information has been provided to (the
name of the person and the organisation they represent), why they required it and how the request
was dealt with will be made and kept, in case of challenge.
14. In relevant circumstances, CCTV footage may be accessed: By the police where Typhoon Aquatics
Ltd or Trinity Primary School are required by law to make a report regarding the commission of a
suspected crime; or Following a request by the police when a crime or suspected crime has taken
place and/or when it is suspected that illegal/anti-social behaviour is taking place on the school’s
property, or to the HSE and/or any other statutory body charged with child safeguarding.

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15. Individuals have the right to request access to CCTV footage relating to themselves under the Data
Protection Act. Individuals submitting requests for access will be asked to provide sufficient
information to enable the footage relating to them to be identified. For example, date, time and
location. The company will respond to requests within 30 calendar days of receiving the request in line
with the company data protection policy. The company reserves the right to refuse access to CCTV
footage where this would prejudice the legal rights of other individuals or jeopardise an on-going
investigation. A record of the date of the disclosure along with details of who the information has been
provided to (the name of the person and the organisation they represent) and why they required it will
be made.
16. In giving a person a copy of their data, the company provides a still/series of still pictures or a disk
with relevant images. However, other images of other individuals will be obscured before the data is
released.
17. Complaints and enquiries about the operation of CCTV within the school pool hall should be directed
to the Managing Director in the first instance. Contact can be made via hello@typhoonleisure.com.
18. Staff Training
Staff authorised to access the CCTV system will be trained to comply with this policy. Staff will
understand that all information relating to the CCTV images must be handled securely. Staff will
receive
appropriate training to enable them to identify and handle different requests according to regulations.
Staff misuse of surveillance system information will lead to disciplinary proceedings.
19. Responsibilities
The Managing Director (or nominated deputy) will: Ensure that the use of CCTV systems is
implemented in accordance with the policy set.