The University of Wolverhampton’s CCTV system is a comprehensive image only system whose principal purpose is for the detection and prevention of crime and the safeguarding of all users of the University Estate, these cameras cover Telford, Walsall and City Campuses. The images are monitored at a central control room at City Campus 24 hours a day by trained officers who all comply with the University Code of Practice and all relevant Data Protection legislation.
Code of Practice:
* Student Complaint Form (Word doc 85k)
* Group Complaints Form (Word doc 97k)
* Complaints NON Students (Word doc 75k)
Annual Complaints Report:
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In November 2016, the University applied for and achieved accreditation from the Surveillance Camera Commissioner, for its CCTV system and practices. This is a two part assessment and is taken to demonstrate the University’s commitment to following the best UK standards for CCTV usage, and show its commitment to the safety and security of our student, staff and visitors.
“This scheme enables organisations to demonstrate that the systems they operate comply with the provisions of the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 and the Code. By successfully engaging with the accreditation bodies and my certification scheme, an organisation, and more importantly the public, may be reassured that surveillance camera systems which intrude upon their privacy are being demonstrably operated ethically and legitimately to an appropriate standard.
The NSI have reported to me that they have recently and successfully completed an assessment of the CCTV and body worn video systems being operated by Wolverhampton University. This is a commendable achievement but also an excellent demonstration of your commitment to ensuring that your surveillance camera systems are operated ethically and in accordance with the law that I regulate.”
(Tony Porter, Surveillance Camera Commissioner England and Wales)