Care Campaign for the Vulnerable is learning of the pressures faced by conscientious led Care Providers striving to offer a caring and safe environment to both service users and staff. Safety monitoring is proving to be a invaluable care assist tool - bringing a more open and transparent culture into care homes as well as saving valuable resources within the care home sector and the NHS
Care Campaign for the Vulnerable has written to Sir Mark Rowley, the newly appointed Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police calling for mandatory police training on the complex behaviours in vulnerable elderly living with dementia:- https://www.carehomeprofessional.com/calls-for-mandatory-police-training-on-complex-dementia-behaviours/Ref:-
In light of the recent tragic case of an elderly, disabled gentleman, wheelchair-bound and a police officer tasered in a care home where he subsequently passed away from his injuries, CCFTV is calling for all police officers to be given a greater knowledge and understanding of the many complexities this disease brings to elderly and ensure mandatory training is given.
CCFTV has requested a private meeting with Sir Mark Rowley to discuss the cases we support and the many families telling us they feel “ let down” by the police investigating their concerns.
A daughter supporting our call told us, '' I, with many families, support CCFTV's call for police to be given mandatory training on complex dementia behaviours.
In my own late father's case, I was assured the police would visit his care home to do a welfare check and how they treated my request was shambolic. I took my complaint further and still months later I have heard nothing back. The police officer involved didn't show any concern and knew very little, if anything, about dementia.
CCFTV contacted the police on behalf of the family at the time regarding the issues the daughter had raised in her loved one's care and was sent a reply back - part of the police force's reply reads (names have been removed ) ,
''The investigating officer was unable to obtain a copy of the call made by the PC the daughter spoke to where it was stated he promised to call the care home manager (that call was made by the control room)and the local Council. Messages were sent to get an update on those calls. However, he states there were no entries to say that he did.
'We extend our apologies to you for “the frustration you felt “ and condolences for the loss of your father”.
CCFTV supports our police and understands they are committed while working under extreme pressure, however, we are currently supporting families in care who say are unhappy with how police investigations into care concerns are carried out. If you are interested in this case study, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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"The evidence from Providers who have installed CCTV seems to me to merit careful attention and to be quite persuasive"
Just some of the Care Providers who support our CCTV Safety Monitoring in Care Homes
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