Care home staff supports the use of CCTV, report reveals
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An overwhelming majority of care home staff would support the use of CCTV in an attempt to stamp out care home abuse and neglect, a recent survey carried out by HC-One was able to reveal.
Over 12,000 residents, their relatives and care home staff took part in the survey which found that 68% of all respondents were in favour of introducing visible cameras in care homes.
There are concerns surrounding privacy and who has access to the footage while HC-One’s chairman, Dr Chai Patel commented that: ‘The results of this consultation are vitally important in initiating an industry-wide debate on the matter. The potential implementation of an opt-in, visible camera scheme is a very serious issue and one for the whole sector to debate in depth.
We welcome regulators, stakeholders and other interested bodies to share their opinions and ensure that our loved-ones up and down the country receive the kindest care.’
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