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Poll shows overwhelming public backing for CCTV in care homes

Care campaign For The Vulnerable debate about CCTV in Care Homes at The Crowne Plaza Hotel,Gerrards Cross

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.

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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.”

 

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Matthew Trask

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  1. This is great news and long over due.

    However, why just care homes, where I assume this includes Nursing Homes, but should also included all respite facilities as it is not just the elderly who can and do receive poor care and abuse, but can occur to any vulnerable person.

    It is essential that CCTV is available to not only safeguard the vulnerable persons residing in the facilities, but also as a tool to safeguard staff from malicious and accidental actions being raised.

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