Preston care provider Caring Hands says using CCTV cameras under new proposals to scrutinise home care and domiciliary care would help the wider drive to raise standards.
The Care Quality Commission says it wants to explore the role such techniques could play in uncovering abuse and neglect, balanced against the need for privacy and dignity in such settings.
Liz Walker, director of care at Caring Hands, which operates offices in Preston and Penwortham, said: “In principle we are in favour of using technology to help support and raise care standard wherever appropriate.
“As a care agency we have nothing to hide because we know we reach the highest levels of care.
“But at the same time we need to have the utmost respect for the privacy and dignity of those being cared for which is at the centre of our care services.”