The cameras are installed for the 'protection' of their baby, a baby that sleeps in a separate, monitored nursery from the bedroom.
The incident was documented in a report by the British Institute of Human Rights, which asserted that the bedroom camera was in direct breach of Article 8 of the declaration of Human Rights - respect for private and family life. The Government regulations for the residential centres also state that, although monitoring through listening devices and cameras is practiced and allowed, the privacy of the family has to be respected.
The local council in question has not been named.
The incident is being cited as the latest in a stream of gross violations of human privacy, dignity and freedom that have been facilitated by 'anti-terror' legislation. Even the Government has admitted that the use of these laws by local councils has 'gone too far', and amounts to spying on members of the public.