Survey finds very few care homes have CCTV

Posted on October 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Most care providers do not have an on-site CCTV system, according to a survey of 500 care homes carried out by The Consortium, a procurement and fulfilment company which launched into the care sector earlier this year with a 350-page catalogue featuring more than 3,500 care products. The Consortium’s chief executive Melanie Teal said security and surveillance issues were the subject of this second survey conducted by the company, following a survey on provider attitudes to bureaucracy and regulation earlier this year. “Security and surveillance issues are right at the top of the agenda in the care industry so this was an obvious topic to choose for our second survey,” said Ms Teal. The survey asked providers whether their own experience of carrying out criminal records checks reflected the Criminal Records Bureau’s (CRB) claim of an 82 per cent national satisfaction rate for its procedures, in regard to the vetting of job applications from people involved in working with children and vulnerable adults

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