The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has announced that it will publish guidance on the use of covert or surveillance cameras by people who want to monitor the care being provided to their relatives. The guidance will not condone or criticise the use of cameras for this purpose but will instead set out the issues the CQC expects relatives to take into account when deciding whether to install hidden or public cameras, such as first consulting with the care setting.

Care Quality Commission announcement – November 2014