Ms Doreen Claire Ruta

Profession: Social worker

Registration Number: SW80293

Hearing Type: Review Hearing

Date and Time of hearing: 10:00 20/12/2018 End: 17:00 20/12/2018

Location: ETC Venues, Avonmouth House, 6 Avonmouth Street, London, SE1 6NX

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

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Allegation

During the course of your employment as a Social Worker with Oxfordshire County Council, between October 2013 and October 2014, you: 

  1. Upon receipt of information on or around 23 October 2013 that Client A was at risk of financial exploitation by others; 

a) did not carry out a Mental Capacity Assessment on Client A, as requested by your supervisor, until April 2014.

b) [not proved]

 

  1. Upon receipt of a report on or around 4 November 2013 that Client A was in possession of a knife:

a) did not undertake and/or record a Risk Assessment in relation to Client A and his family;

b) did not carry out and/or record an investigation into the event;

c) did not raise an alert on Oxfordshire County Council's Safeguarding Adults alert system;

d) did not report the incident to Thames Valley Police.

 

  1. Upon receipt of a report from a General Practitioner on or around 21 October 2013 that Client A looked malnourished and had no food available: 

a)  [not proved]

b) did record a Risk Assessment in relation to Client A

 

  1. Upon receiving information on or around 25 November 2013, that Client A was missing, had caused damage to his television and fridge, and made threats to kill his cousin:

a) did not undertake and/or record a Risk Assessment;

b) did not adequately undertake and/or record an investigation into the event;

c) [not proved]

d) did not advise the Safeguarding Manager that Client A had made threats to kill his cousin

5. Did not fully complete a Mental Capacity Assessment in relation to Client A until July 2014

6. On or around 27 February 2014, on receiving a request from Client A's General Practitioner for a safeguarding meeting:

a) advised the General Practitioner that Client A was already under Safeguarding when this was not the case:

b) did not discuss the request with a Safeguarding Manager.

7. In May 2014, when facilitating Client A's change of address: 

a) [not proved]

b) Did not inform the following authorities of Client A's change of address as required:

i. Thames Valley Police.

ii. Client A's General Practitioner.

c) Did not carry out and/or record a Risk Assessment in relation to the impact that the change of address would have on Client A.

8. Between 27 May 2014 and 6 June 2014, upon receipt of information that Client A had not received their medication for nine days: 

a) Did not undertake and/or record an assessment into Client A's family's ability to provide Client A with the medication.

b) Did not record an appropriate Risk Assessment.  

9. Upon receipt of information on or around 9 October 2014 that a heroin addict had visited Client A's residence, you did not raise an alert on Oxfordshire County Council's Safeguarding Adults alert system until 17 October 2014.

Finding

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Order

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Notes

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Hearing History

History of Hearings for Ms Doreen Claire Ruta

Date Panel Hearing type Outcomes / Status
20/12/2018 Conduct and Competence Committee Review Hearing Hearing has not yet been held
18/12/2017 Conduct and Competence Committee Final Hearing Conditions of Practice
02/10/2017 Conduct and Competence Committee Final Hearing Adjourned part heard
23/01/2017 Conduct and Competence Committee Final Hearing Adjourned part heard