The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is expected to issue guidance in the new year for people wishing to install hidden cameras to monitor standards of their own, their friend’s or a relative’s care. Issues such as privacy and dignity need to be considered.
The official “position” of the care regulator on these matters is understood to be bolt upright; it is inclined to neither encourage nor discourage camera use.
Holt, A. (2014). Covert care camera guidance approved by Care Quality Commission. London: BBC News / BBC Health News, November 19th 2014.