Mr Ian James Alan Rigg

Profession: Social worker

Registration Number: SW33865

Hearing Type: Final Hearing

Date and Time of hearing: 09:00 30/08/2018 End: 11:00 30/08/2018

Location: Health and Care Professions Council, 405 Kennington Road, London, SE11 4PT

Panel: Conduct and Competence Committee
Outcome: Suspended

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(As amended)
Whilst registered as a Social Worker and employed by Suffolk County Council:
1. In regards to service user 1, when you were not professionally involved in her case, you;
a) During 2016, accessed her Care First Record
b) In March 2016, emailed her hospital team about the case; and/or
c) In March 2016, sent an Activity on her Care First Account to the hospital team

2. In regards to service user 2 you, in January 2015, ordered Occupational Therapy equipment for her when you were not professionally involved in her case.

3. Did not conduct adequate case work and / or keep up to date and/or accurate service user records, in that:
a) For service user 5, between January 2016 and on or around 6 April 2016, you did not maintain adequate records on Care First in that you:
i. Did not record all contact with service user 5;
ii. Did not enter notes on Care First of your visit on 20 January 2016;
iii. Did not enter records of any follow up actions and / or outcomes in respect of the Adult MASH and section 42 enquiry;
iv. Did not record an Eligibility Decision Record, Personal Budget Summary and / or Care and Support Review;
v. Did not update the service user agreement to refer to the 50:50 funding agreement with the Children and Young People Team
b) For service user 4:
i. you did not send their Continuing Health Care checklist to the Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group;
ii. You did not document any action or records for this service user between 24 September 2015 and April 2016;
iii. you closed the case when further casework was required,
c) For service user 7, between October 2015 and on or around 6 April 2016, you did not record on Care First:
i. The meeting on 18 November 2015 where the case was discussed;
ii. The home visit of the 8 March 2016; and/or
iii. Found not proved
iv. any action or records for this service user between 22 October 2015 and April 2016;
d) Found not proved
e) You did not properly request budget approval for:
i. Found not proved;
ii. Found not proved;

4. On or around 19 August 2015 you  sent inappropriate and/or unprofessional emails about a service user to a work colleague.

5. The matters set out in paragraphs 1 - 4 constitute misconduct and/or lack of competence.

6. By reason of your misconduct and/or lack of competence your fitness to practise is impaired.


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This hearing was adjourned on 30 September 2018.


A reconvened review will be held  before the expiry of the order on 4 October 2018.

Hearing History

History of Hearings for Mr Ian James Alan Rigg

Date Panel Hearing type Outcomes / Status
20/09/2018 Conduct and Competence Committee Review Hearing Suspended
30/08/2018 Conduct and Competence Committee Final Hearing Suspended
04/12/2017 Conduct and Competence Committee Final Hearing Suspended