3 months ago by Duncan Mcphee

Leaders debate CCTV use in care homes


Few topics in social care are more emotive or inspire more debate than the issue of CCTVs in care homes. With campaigners calling for mandatory adoption in order to help avert care home abuse and increase care transparency, CHP takes a look at the arguments on both sides of the debate.

Views on both sides of the CCTV debate are powerfully expressed with those campaigning for legislation to make use mandatory in care homes arguing it is essential to provide reassurance for families and avoid the worst cases of abuse that dominate news headlines.

On the other side of the debate many leaders of government and sector organisations argue that compulsory adoption should be an exception to the rule.