Thursday October 17 2019

Chesterfield care home embraces new safeguarding cameras

Ashgate House in Chesterfield has partnered with Care Protect to install camera surveillance to improve its residents experience and safety.

Chesterfield care home embraces new safeguarding cameras

Care Protect combines the use of the latest camera and secure cloud technology with monitoring undertaken by the team of highly experienced, independent experts. 

While cameras are also installed in bedrooms, these bedroom cameras will be not be activated unless prior permissions have been sought from the relevant people.


Almost 240 safeguarding referrals were made from elderly care services by care home staff in Derbyshire in 2016/17 and 2017/18 (Freedom of Information).


Every safeguarding referral incurs costs, which could be substantial.  For the council this will include considerable time and resources spent investigating the issues and for the care provider it can involve employing agency staff to cover for a suspension.   This can also impact on the quality of care. 


The north-east headquartered company, which operates its monitoring hub from Belfast, employing more than 30 people, currently works in the care sector in the UK and Australia with ambitious plans to expand nationally and internationally.

Brian Rosenberg, director at Ashgate House, said: “This is a positive addition to our home, and I am really pleased to offer this service to our residents and their families.

“This addition of CCTV will allow us to continue to provide exceptional levels of care in new and innovative ways and is something I hope more care homes get on board with.  We want residents and families to be completely comfortable with the cameras and assure them that although cameras are installed in bedrooms these will not be turned on without express permission of the resident or the person who has authority to act on their behalf.”

Ben Wilson, Business Development Director at Care Protect, said:  “Brian and his team have recognised the importance of embracing new technology to improve safeguarding for both residents and staff.

“The majority of the safeguarding concerns could be dealt with quickly and efficiently if CCTV were used across the care sector.

“Too often, the most vulnerable in society are left at risk of abuse and exploitation. It is beholden to us all to work proactively to ensure that our parents and grandparents can live with dignity.

“Cameras that capture ‘incidents’ in real time and alert an independent monitor who can review the matter almost contemporaneously and use their expert judgement to escalate it to the home manager for further action or reporting to the authorities, if necessary, can provide irrefutable evidence of poor care practice, or abuse.       


“Cameras will never be a substitute for adequate staff numbers, supervision or training. However, independently monitored cameras can highlight both good and poor practice, which can then be addressed to refine training and drive up standards of care and ensure safety.

“Combining the use of state-of-the-art technology with the judgement of professional experienced people, surveillance need not be a ‘Big Brother is watching you’ scenario but something that can be embraced as key to offering peace of mind and high-quality standards of safeguarding.”

Ashgate House Nursing and Residential Home provides care for older people living with dementia.

"This is a positive addition to our home, and I am really pleased to offer this service to our residents and their families. "
Brian Rosenberg, director at Ashgate House

DISCLAIMER: The statements, opinions, views and advice expressed in this article are those of the author/organisation and not of ENTIRELY. This article should represent information correct at the time of publication however whilst every care has been taken to present up-to-date and accurate information, we cannot guarantee that inaccuracies will not occur. ENTIRELY will not be held responsible for any claim, loss, damage or inconvenience caused as a result of any information within this article or any information accessed through this site. The content of any organisations websites which you link to from ENTIRELY are entirely out of the control of ENTIRELY, and you proceed at your own risk. These links are provided purely for your convenience and do not imply any endorsement of or association with any products, services, content, information or materials offered by or accessible to you at the organisations site.

Entirely Midlands Jobs

Registered Nurse - Mental Health / Learning Disabilities


At Cygnet Health Care you’ll have the chance to make a real impact on patients, service users & their families.

Administrator- Health and Safety


Administrator- Health and Safety (SHEQ support) £11.

Administrator - Mental Health


Administrator - Mental HealthCalverton£28000 salary Randstad are delighted to be working alongside a national provider of mental health services, rehabilitation and care facilities.

Agency Registered Mental Health Nurse


Seven Nursing is looking for a an experienced RMN to work within a fantastic private client in the Hereford area.

Deputy Manager Learning Disabilities/Mental Health


An exciting new opportunity has arisen within a specialist care provider to assist in the daily running of their Learning Disability home in the Bromsgrove area.

Health & Safety Officer


Job Title: Health & Safety Officer Location: Kidderminster Shift: Mon - Friday I’ m currently recruiting for a Health & Safety Officer to work with a market leading manufacturer based in Kidderminster.

Health and Social Care Assessor


KM Recruitment is a specialist UK wide recruiter for the Work Based Learning and Welfare to Work sectors.

Graduate Account Manager - Health and Beauty brands


UK leader in health and beauty brandsAn exceptional opportunity to work in a company offering state of the art Graduate Sales Training and structured career progressionMoney motivated and ambitious candidates needed immediately The Role: This role is an exciting opportunity to immerse yourself into a UK leading company within the health a.

Occupational Health Nurse


This Occupational Health Nurse role offers: an Excellent Salary Plus a Fabulous Benefits Package, incl - 35 days holiday incl bank holidays! Quarterly Bonus! Annual Pay Review! Medical for you and Family! Excellent Pension! Free parking! It offers a stable career within a Market leading organisation.


Fitness Fads Expected to Soar in 2020

Starting a new year gives us a wave of energy and motivation to change our lives for the better embarking on new, healthy changes to our routines. Although this sounds great, statistics show that around 80 per cent of us give up on our good intentions only six weeks into the New Year

Discover the latest Industry News & Opinions on Entirely

We transform your bright ideas into brilliant digital products.