Miss Melanie J Karran

Profession: Social worker

Registration Number: SW98700

Hearing Type: Final Hearing

Date and Time of hearing: 09:00 23/07/2018 End: 16:00 25/07/2018

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

Panel: Conduct and Competence Committee
Outcome: Adjourned part heard

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Allegation

 

During the course of your employment as a Registered Manager in Children's Social Care with Knowsley Borough Council, you;

1) claimed overtime payments to cover a residential unit duty which you were not entitled to during your normal working hours on the following dates:

a) 24 May 2013;

b) 17 July 2013;

c) 30 July 2013;

d) 1 August 2013;

e) 7 August 2013;

f) 15 August 2013;

g) 20 August 2013;

h) 4 September 2013;

i) 24 September 2013;

j) 2 October 2013;

k) 8 October 2013;

I) 16 October 2013;

m) 25 October 2013;

n) 2 January 2014;

o) 24 January 2014;

p) 29 January 2014'

q) 4 February 2014;

r) 7 February 2014;

s) 18 February 2014;

t) 20 February 2014;

u) 20 March 2014;

v) 24 March 2014;

w) 28 March 2014;

x) 7 April 2014; and

y) 30 April 2014;

2) claimed overpayment payment for work which you did not undertake on the following dates:

a) 2 January 2014;

b) 28 March 2014; and

c) 29 March 2014

3) on 20 December 2013, claimed an overtime payment for additional hours worked when you were 'on call';

4) authorised the payment of your own overtime claims in respect of 'sleep ins' between January - June 2014;

 

5) claimed overtime payments for 'sleep ins' whilst also being on call on the following dates

a) 19 May 2013;

b) 28 July 2013; and

c) 1 September 2013

 

6) could not account for:

a) cash withdrawal discrepancies of £1, 130 identified in the Imprest Account at James Holt Avenue, which you were responsible for;

b) the financial discrepancy of £1, 130 identified in the Imprest Account at James Holt Avenue, which you were responsible for;

 

c) the £380 cash you held on your person from the Imprest Account for James Holt Avenue;

7) could not account for:

a) cash withdrawal discrepancies of £1, 090 identified in the Imprest Account at Shaldon Close, which you were responsible for;

b) the financial discrepancy of £1, 010 identified in the Imprest Account at Shaldon Close, which you were responsible for;

c) the £345 cash you held on your person from the Imprest Account for Shaldon Close.

8) The matters set out in paragraphs 1 - 7 are dishonest;

9) The matter set out in paragraph 8 constitutes misconduct;

10) The matters set out at paragraphs 1 - 7 constitute misconduct and/or lack of competence;

 

11) By reason of that misconduct and/or lack of competence, your fitness to practise as a Social Worker is impaired.

 

Finding

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Order

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Notes

 

 

 This hearing adjourned, part-heard.  The date for the reconvened hearing is to be confirmed.

Hearing History

History of Hearings for Miss Melanie J Karran

Date Panel Hearing type Outcomes / Status
19/11/2018 Conduct and Competence Committee Final Hearing Caution
23/07/2018 Conduct and Competence Committee Final Hearing Adjourned part heard
19/09/2016 Conduct and Competence Committee Final Hearing Adjourned