P_HS_13 CCTV Policy
The overall purpose of CCTV schemes is to help reduce the fear of crime for the trust's staff and those entering and leaving the trust premises and to protect the trust premises from criminal activities.
The purpose of this policy is to ensure:
- That the use of Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) adheres to the principles of the Data Protection Act 1998, Human Rights Act 1998, Regulation Investigatory Powers Act 2000 and other relevant legislation.
- That any CCTV system is not abused or misused.
- That CCTV is correctly and efficiently installed and operated
All CCTV schemes are owned and operated by the trust. All cameras, monitors and data collection and retention processes are maintained operationally by named individual staff on each respective trust site (see appendix 1) and further maintained by 3rd party provider organisations under separate maintenance contract to the Trust in accordance with this policy.