Are care homes getting the full picture from CCTV?https://totalsecuritysummit.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/CCTV.jpg 960 640 Stuart O'Brien Stuart O'Brien https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/9defd7b64b55280442ad2d7fb546a9db?s=96&d=mm&r=g
Last month, Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock signalled his backing for the use of CCTV safety monitoring in care homes. However, while this shift in policy has gained general approval, it also raises additional questions, not least regarding privacy.
The needs of vulnerable individuals of any age are complex and the vast proportion of care giving activity occurs within private spaces, including bathrooms and bedrooms. Is ubiquitous use of CCTV within both private and communal spaces, even at home, to be welcomed?
Helen Dempster, Chief Visionary Officer, Karantis360 recently explained to our sister title Care Briefing the importance of not only safeguarding but proactively improving VIP care within private spaces, both at home and within care facilities – Click here to read more…