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Body worn video

When is body worn video used?

Body Worn Video (BWV) is cameras our people wear to capture both video and audio evidence when they attend all types of incidents.They are used to capture both video and audio evidence when our staff are involved in abusive/threatening situations and acts as an independent witness to any events, recording the whole situation. 

The camera footage is stored on an internal device. At the end of a shift, the staff members footage is uploaded to a secure location where it can potentially be used as evidence at court or other legal proceedings or deleted if it isn’t used. Any footage not used will be deleted within 30 days. 

The camera is only activated if the staff member feels as if they are in a threatening or potentially abusive situation when on shift. When it’s recording, red lights will show on the camera.

You will know the camera is recording when it has red lights on – staff members do not have to get your consent to be filmed.

Only specific people have access to footage captured on the cameras. When staff dock their camera at the end of shift their footage is automatically uploaded to secure servers. Footage will only be kept as evidence.

Privacy and BWV

You will know the camera is recording when it has red lights on – our staff members do not have to get your consent to be filmed.

Only specific people have access to footage captured on the cameras, when staff dock their camera at the end of shift their footage is automatically uploaded to secure servers. Footage will only be kept as evidence.

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South Western Ambulance Charity

The South Western Ambulance Charity, founded in 1995, uses gifted monies to benefit those in our communities who use our service and to improve the welfare of the staff and volunteers of the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust. 

Our charitable support covers Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire including Bristol and Swindon.

If you would like to show your appreciation for the care that you or your loved one has received from us in the form of a charitable donation please visit our online giving website: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/charities/SWASC.