Mrs Justine Alecho-Nantambi

Profession: Social worker

Registration Number: SW39028

Interim Order: Imposed on 08 Feb 2017

Hearing Type: Review Hearing

Date and Time of hearing: 09:00 09/10/2018 End: 11:30 09/10/2018

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

Panel: Conduct and Competence Committee
Outcome: Conditions of Practice

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Allegation

This case was joined with that of Mr Edward John Davies.

Mrs Alecho-Nantambi

While registered as a Social Worker with the Health and Care Professions Council:

1. On 25 October 2016 at North and East Devon Magistrates' Court, you were convicted of:

a) Between 14 July 2015 and 17 July 2015 at Bradninch Exeter in the County of Devon being a person who attained the age of 16 years, and having responsibility for child A, a child under that age, wilfully assaulted, ill-treated, neglected, abandoned or exposed the said child A in a manner likely to cause child A unnecessary suffering or injury to health contrary to section 1(1) of the Children and Young Persons Act 1933.

2. By reason of your conviction as set out at paragraph 1, your fitness to practise as a Social Worker is impaired.

Mr Davies

While registered as a Social Worker with the Health and Care Professions Council:

1. On 25 October 2016 at North and East Devon Magistrates' Court, you were convicted of:

a) Between 14 July 2015 and 17 July 2015 at Bradninch Exeter in the County of Devon being a person who attained the age of 16 years, and having responsibility for child A, a child under that age, wilfully assaulted, ill-treated, neglected, abandoned or exposed the said child A in a manner likely to cause child A unnecessary suffering or injury to health contrary to section 1(1) of the Children and Young Persons Act 1933.

2. By reason of your conviction as set out at paragraph 1, your fitness to practise as a Social Worker is impaired.

 

Finding

Preliminary Matters


Proceeding in private


Ms Ebanks on behalf of the HCPC, applied for the hearing to be held in private. The application related to the circumstances of the case which surrounded Child A, whose identity could be revealed notwithstanding the redaction of the child’s name. The Registrant supported this application. The Panel accepted the advice of the Legal Assessor and determined that it was appropriate for proceedings to be held in private  in order to protect  the identity of the child who featured in this case.

No other action would protect the child sufficiently. As such, this is a redacted public copy of the private decision.

 

Order

ORDER: The Registrar is directed to annotate the Register to show that, for a period of 12 months from the date that this Order comes into effect you, Mrs Justine Alecho-Nantambi, must comply with the following conditions of practice:


1. When working as a Social Worker you must place yourself and remain under the supervision of a workplace supervisor registered by the HCPC or other appropriate statutory regulator and supply details of your supervisor to the HCPC within two weeks of the supervisor being appointed. You must attend upon that supervisor as required and follow their advice and recommendations.

2. You must write a reflective piece with the guidance of your supervisor which demonstrates your professionalism and shows your development of insight into the events which led to your conviction.  This reflection must explain the potential impact of your behaviour on the reputation of the profession and the confidence that the public places in Social Workers.  If you are unable to secure employment, this reflective piece should be written, if possible, with the guidance of another qualified Social Worker preferably with at least two years’ experience.

3. You must provide a report from your supervisor on your insight and development at least two weeks before any review hearing.

4. You must promptly inform the HCPC if you gain employment as a Social Worker.

5. You must promptly inform the HCPC of any disciplinary proceedings taken against you by your employer.

6. You must inform the following parties that your registration is subject to these conditions:

A. any organisation or person employing or contracting with you to undertake professional work as a Social Worker;

B. any agency you are registered with or apply to be registered with as a Social Worker (at the time of application).


This order will be reviewed again before its expiry on 20 October 2019.

 

Notes

A Substantive REview was held in London on 9 OCtober 2018 and Conditions of Practice were imposed for a period of 12 months. This order expires on 20 October 2019.

Hearing History

History of Hearings for Mrs Justine Alecho-Nantambi

Date Panel Hearing type Outcomes / Status
09/10/2018 Conduct and Competence Committee Review Hearing Conditions of Practice