Overwhelming public backing for CCTV in care homes
A poll following an industry debate into CCTV in care homes revealed that 96% of the public agree to the use of cameras in communal areas and private rooms with consent.
In a first of its kind event organised by Care Campaign for the Vulnerable, a panel, including Care England CEO Professor Martin Green OBE, Dementia Care Trainer, Sally Blackden and Care Protect Limited’s Ben Wilson, gathered to debate the issue preceding the poll.
The panel were joined by a live audience and fielded questions on privacy and safeguarding the vulnerable in care homes with 4,000 people polled regarding the use of CCTV in a care environment.
The event’s organiser, Jayne Connery, said: “It is vital we keep talking about the need for safety monitoring in care homes and we couldn’t be more thrilled with the outcome of the evening.
“Care Campaign for the Vulnerable is determined to keep the conversation going and without a doubt much we are seeing much less resistance on the subject of installing monitoring systems when visiting care and nursing homes.”