Mr Mohammed Rafiq
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During the course of your employment as a Social Worker with Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council between 10 August 2015 and 8 March 2016, you:
1. In relation to Child A:
a. following disclosures made by Child A on 13 October 2015 and/or 19 November 2015 and/or 2 December 2015, you:
i. did not arrange a Section 47 strategy meeting;
ii. did not share the disclosures and/or seek advice from management;
iii. did not report the disclosures to the Police; and/or
iv. did not propose a review of Child A’s mother's care plan of rehabilitation.
b. On 12 January 2016, completed a Social Work Evidence Template (SWET) for Child A:
i. after it was requested to be completed for a Legal Planning Meeting on 7 December 2015;
ii. without acting on management advice to get Child A’s views and/or fully including Child A’s views within the template.
2. In relation to Child B:
a. following disclosures made by Child B and which were reported to you on the 8 January 2016, you:
i. in January 2016, did not address these issues directly and/or with Child B’s staff;
ii. in January 2016, delayed reporting these issues to management; and/or
iii. in January 2016, did not arrange a Section 47 strategy meeting.
b. did not undertake and/or record any visits to Child B for around 16 weeks between 7 October 2015 and 29 January 2016, despite being required to undertake visits every six weeks;
c. following notification that Child B had gone missing from care on 24 January 2016, did not follow and/or record following ‘missing from care procedures’, in that you:
i. did not make a NYAS referral for a welfare return interview;
ii. did not complete a Risk Management prevention plan.
3. In relation to Child C, the case was allocated to you on the 10 August 2015, and you:
a. did not complete Child C’s Special Guardianship Order (SGO) by 31 January 2016 despite being instructed to do so on 10 December 2015;
b. did not undertake and/or record any visits to Child C between 11 November 2015 and 14 March 2016, despite being required to undertake visits every twelve weeks.
4. In relation to Child D, you:
a. did not undertake and/or record any Looked After Child visits between 4 December 2015 and 14 March 2016;
b. following an LAC held on 2 December 2015:
i. told Child D that he would be moving to his new home prior to Christmas when the Agency Decision Maker was not due to make the proposal until January 2016;
ii. did not follow the advice of the Family Finder in preparing Child D for his move into a new placement.
c. did not introduce yourself to Child D’s parents.
5. In relation to Child E, a case allocated to you on the 15 September 2015, you:
a. did not undertake and/or record any visits to Child E between 6 October 2015 and 14 March 2016, despite being required to undertake visits every six weeks;
b. following disclosures that Child E was in contact with her father;
i. did not record these on Carefirst; and/or
ii. did not undertake and/or record undertaking a risk assessment on Carefirst.
c. did not share information about Child E’s future Personal Education Plan (PEP) with management.
6. In relation to Child F, the case was allocated to you on the 15 September 2015 and you:
a. did not complete a section 47 report after an allegation was made against Child F’s foster carer by Child F; and/or
b. did not share all appropriate information with the LADO;
c. did not undertake and/or record any visits to Child F between 6 December 2015 and 14 March 2016, despite being required to undertake visits every six weeks.
7. In relation to Children G, this case was allocated to you on the 10 August 2015, and you:
a. Following a visit on the 16-17 September 2015, did not record details of your assessment and/or review on Carefirst;
b. did not record undertake and/or record undertaking any statutory visits to this family on Carefirst after 17 September 2015;
c. Following a request for advice from Legal Services, did not record an outcome on Carefirst and/or follow up on this request.
8. In relation to Children H, in January 2016, visited them against management advice.
9. In relation to Child I, you:
a. between 15 September 2015 and 14 March 2016 undertook only two statutory visits on 1 October 2015 and 12 November 2015, despite Child I requiring weekly visits.
10. The matters as set out in paragraphs 1 - 9 constitute misconduct and/or lack of competence.
11. By reason of this misconduct and/or lack of competence your fitness to practise is impaired.
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This hearing adjounred with no eveidence heard. The date for the rescheduled hearing is to be confirmed.
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