Protecting the right to respect for private life of a learning disabled couple Mohammed and Hamida, a learning disabled couple, were living in a residential assessment centre so their parenting skills could be assessed by the local social services department. CCTV cameras were installed, including in their bedroom. Social workers explained that the cameras were there to observe them performing their parental duties and for the protection of their baby. The couple were especially distressed by use of the CCTV cameras in their bedroom during the night. With the help of a visiting neighbour, the couple successfully invoked their right to respect for private life (Article 8). They explained that they did not want their intimacy to be monitored, and that the baby slept in a separate nursery in any case. As a result, the social services team agreed to switch off the cameras during the night so that Mohammed and Hamida could enjoy their evenings together in privacy.