Mrs Amanda Kenny

Profession: Social worker

Registration Number: SW10375

Hearing Type: Review Hearing

Date and Time of hearing: 09:00 26/10/2018 End: 16:00 26/10/2018

Location: Health and Care Professions Tribunal Service (HCPTS), 405 Kennington Road, London, SE11 4PT

Panel: Health Committee
Outcome: Suspended

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The Social Worker’s fitness to practise is impaired by reasons of their physical / or mental health.







Preliminary Matters:

Application to adjourn Hearing

1.On being told that there was no guarantee that any adjournment of this review could be heard before the expiry of the current order, the Registrant decided no longer to pursue an application to adjourn. 

Private Hearing

2.The Panel decided that today’s hearing should be wholly conducted in private as issues relating to the health and private life of the Registrant were integral to it.


3.The Registrant was employed by Sunderland City Council (the Council) from 2 February 1997 until 20 October 2014. In September 2012, the Registrant was notified that she was to be placed under investigation in respect of an incident which had occurred in July 2011. Whilst the investigation was ongoing, the Registrant was on sick leave from the Council and she returned to work in September 2013.

4.On 12 May 2014, the Council submitted a referral form to the HCPC reporting a fitness to practise issue in respect of the Registrant.

5.On 1 September 2017 the HCPC received written consent by email from the Registrant to a Suspension Order on the grounds of her health.

6.0n 07 December 2017, a Panel of the Health Committee determined that the fitness of practise of this Registrant was impaired by reason of the state of her physical and/or mental health and imposed a Suspension Order (by consent) for a period of 12 months.

7.Today sees the first review of that order.


ORDER: The Registrar is directed to suspend the registration of Miss Amanda Kenny for a further period of 6 months on the expiry of the existing order.


This Order will be reviewed again before its expiry on 07 June 2019 or earlier if any new information relevant to the order becomes available.

Hearing History

History of Hearings for Mrs Amanda Kenny

Date Panel Hearing type Outcomes / Status
26/10/2018 Health Committee Review Hearing Suspended
07/12/2017 Health Committee Final Hearing Suspended