Kathleen Murphy

Profession: Social worker

Registration Number: SW77815

Hearing Type: Final Hearing

Date and Time of hearing: 09:00 23/07/2018 End: 16:00 27/07/2018

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

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 Stockton on Tees Borough Council between 6 January 2014 and 1 December 2016, you:

 

1. In regards to Children 1 and 2:

a) undertook only 3 statutory visits out of 11 that were required;

b) recorded on the RAISE computer system that visits had occurred when they had not:

i. on 4 January 2016;

ii. on 15 February 2016.

c) gave incorrect information about these children to your colleagues.

 

2. In regards to Child 3:

a) did not visit this child on a monthly basis as required;

b) recorded on the RAISE computer system that you had visited Child 3 at school on the 19 July 2016 when you had not done so.

 

3. In regards to Children 4 and 5:

a) undertook a visit to Children 4 and 5 on 21 January 2016 but did not record this visit on the RAISE computer system;

b) did not visit these children on a monthly basis as required;

c) recorded on the RAISE computer system that visits had occurred when they had not:

i. on 4 December 2015;

ii. on 8 December 2015;

iii. on 23 December 2015;

iv. on 14 January 2016;

v. on 4 February 2016;

vi. on 10 March 2016;

vii. on 30 March 2016;

viii. on 20 April 2016;

ix. on 12 May 2016;

x. on 2 June 2016;

xi. on 23 June 2016.

d) did not seek Child 4’s views for Court proceedings but said you had.

 

4. In regards to Child 6:

a) between 19 April 2016 and 6 September 2016 visited Child 6 on only 3 occasions instead of every 3 weeks as required;

b) uploaded records of three core groups onto the RAISE computer system when only one core

group had been held on 5 May 2016;

c) recorded on the RAISE computer system that visits had occurred when they had not.

 

5. In regards to Child 7:

a) between 23 March 2016 and 6 September 2016 only visited Child 7 on 2 occasions instead of on a monthly basis as required;

b) did not hold planning meetings every 4 - 6 weeks as required.

 

6. In regards to Child 8:

a) did not visit Child 8 on a monthly basis as required.

 

7. The matters set out at paragraphs 1(b), 2(b), 3(c) - (d) and 4(b) - (c) were dishonest.

8. The matters set out in paragraphs 1(b), 2(b), 3(c) - (d) and 4(b) - (c) constitute misconduct.

 

9. The matters set out in paragraphs 1(a), 1(c), 2(a), 3(a) - (b), 4(a), 5(a) - (b) and 6 constitute misconduct and/or lack of competence.

 

10. 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

This hearing has been cancelled.

Hearing History

History of Hearings for Kathleen Murphy

Date Panel Hearing type Outcomes / Status
23/07/2018 Conduct and Competence Committee Final Hearing Hearing has not yet been held