CCTV in residents rooms?


Posted on April 29th, by geoff in Caring Times head, CT Extra. No Comments

Caring Times Extra, April 2014

Older people’s charity Independent Age isn’t keen on the idea of cameras in residents’ rooms.

The charity’s chief executive Janet Morrison said that in any setting, the privacy and dignity of care home residents must be protected.

“In the rare cases where there is a genuine cause for concern about the care of a resident we could see the potential for using CCTV,” said Ms Morrison.

“However cameras must not be used as a matter of routine and we would not want their use to become the norm. They should never become a substitute for good management and proper staff supervision.”

 





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