Mrs Elaine Marie Fowler

Profession: Social worker

Registration Number: SW47344

Interim Order: Imposed on 18 Jul 2017

Hearing Type: Final Hearing

Date and Time of hearing: 10:00 05/12/2018 End: 17:00 13/12/2018

Location: CCT Venues, Aldersgate House, 135-137 Aldersgate Street, City Of London, Greater London, EC1A 4JA

Panel: Conduct and Competence Committee
Outcome: Hearing has not yet been held

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Allegation

Whilst employed as a Social Worker by Knowsley Council:

1. On or about 24 June 2015 you sent an inappropriate and/or offensive text message to Person A;

2. You did not adequately safeguard Child C and Child D in that you:

a) allowed contact with the mother and father which exceeded care plan stipulations on or around the following occasions:

i. 27 February 2016 supervised contact at Child C and Child D's dad's home between approximately 10:30am and 7:00pm

ii. 05 March 2016 unsupervised contact with Child C and Child D's mum between approximately 1 :30pm and 4:00pm

iii. 1 April 2016 unsupervised contact with Child C and Child D’s mum between approximately 11:00am and 4:00pm

iv. 09 April 2016 supervised contact at Child C and Child D's
dad's home between approximately 11:00am and 7:00pm

v. 07 May 2016 unsupervised contact with Child C and Child D's mum between approximately 11:00am and 6:00pm

vi. 21 May 2016 supervised contact at Child C and Child D's
dad's home between approximately 10:00am and 5:00pm

vii. 18 June 2016 unsupervised contact with Child C and Child D's mum between approximately 11:00am and 4:00pm

viii. 02 July 2016 supervised contact at Child C and Child D's
dad's home between approximately 10:00am and 7:00pm

ix. 30 July 2016 unsupervised contact with Child C and Child D's mum between approximately 11:00am and 5:00pm

x. 06 August 2016 supervised contact with Child C and Child
D's dad's home between approximately 10:00am and 6:30pm

b) allowed unsupervised contact at a family christening between 1:00pm and 5:00pm

c) Did not consult and/or record consulting with the Independent Reviewing Officer before deviating from the care planning regulations;

d) Did not complete and/or record a risk assessment prior to deviating from the care planning regulations.

3. While suspended from your employment, you breached professional boundaries and/or acted inappropriately in that you:

a) Sent a message to Person B on or around 1 September 2016 stating words to the effect of 'Hi [Person B] just to let ya know spoken to mum and she's fine with the supervision of contacts xx love to all xx '

b) Sent messages to Person B on or around 2 September 2016 stating words to the effect of:

i. 'Can you not tell then I've been in touch please x'

ii. 'As on sick thanks x'

iii. 'Is that okay? X'

c) Contacted carer A between around 30 August 2016 and 19 September 2016;

4. In regards to Child E and Child F:

a) Did not adequately safeguard Child E and Child F in that you did not ensure contact with the mother was supervised;

b) Did not consult and/or record consulting with the Independent Reviewing Officer before deviating from the care planning regulations;

c) Did not complete and/or record a risk assessment prior to deviating from the, care planning regulations;

d) Claimed that you were supervising Child E and Child F on or around 24 August 2016, which was not the case;

5. Did not make sufficient and/or timely records of the following events in ICS:

a) Visit with H family on 1 August 2016 in a timely manner

b) Visit with O family on 1 August 2016

c) Visit with H family on 2 August 2016

d) Statutory visit with service user P on 2 August 2016

e) Housing Priority Panel for C Family on 2 August 2016

f) Family Changing Lives Meeting for H family 5 August 2016

g) Statutory visit with H family on 8 August 2016

h) Planning meeting with service user R on 9 August 2016

i) Planning meeting with service user Z on 9 August 2016

j) Meeting with Service User S on 9 August 2016

k) Statutory visit with Service User Y on 9 August 2016

l) Home visit to Service Users V on 10 August 2016

m) Visit with Mother G on 11 August 2016

n) Visit with Child C and D on 12 August 2016

o) Visit with H family on 12 August 2016

p) Visit with service user Z on 16 August 2016

q) visit with Mother G on 16 August 2016

r) Visit with Service User V on 16 August 2016

s) Planning meeting with Changing Lives Family Project Worker on 17 August 2016

t) Planning meeting with Youth Offending Service on 18 August 2016

u) Visit with Person H on 18 August 2016

v) visit with H family on 18 August 2016

w) Visit with I family on 18 August 2016

x) Visit with H family on 22 August 2016

y) Visit with O family on 25 August 2016

aa) Housing Appointment with Service User S on 26 August 2016

6. Your actions described at particulars 3b) and 4d) were dishonest;

7. Your actions described at particulars 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 constitute misconduct and/or lack of competence;

8. Your actions described at particular 6 constitute misconduct;

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

Finding

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Order

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Notes

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Hearing History

History of Hearings for Mrs Elaine Marie Fowler

Date Panel Hearing type Outcomes / Status
05/12/2018 Conduct and Competence Committee Final Hearing Hearing has not yet been held
10/10/2018 Conduct and Competence Committee Interim Order Review Interim Suspension
10/07/2018 Conduct and Competence Committee Interim Order Review Interim Suspension
12/04/2018 Investigating committee Interim Order Review Interim Suspension
17/01/2018 Conduct and Competence Committee Interim Order Review Interim Suspension
19/07/2017 Investigating committee Interim Order Application Interim Suspension