Review shows nearly a third of care home staff want CCTV in care homes

A review undertaken by carehome.co.uk has shown that nearly a third of care home staff want CCTV cameras in care homes. 2,333 care home owners, managers and staff completed the survey and 45 per cent did not have CCTV in the care homes in which they worked.

The former Attorney General, Dominic Grieve MP, last year renewed call for legislation to be enacted to make CCTV compulsory in communal areas in care homes. However, Care Minister, Caroline Dineage, said “the compulsory use of CCTV cameras in the communal areas of care homes would require a change in the law, and it is not clear that that blanket approach would be proportionate or respect the needs and wishes of everyone who lives in a care home.”