Mrs Coreen Esnath Butler

Profession: Social worker

Registration Number: SW41189

Interim Order: Imposed on 28 Nov 2017

Hearing Type: Final Hearing

Date and Time of hearing: 10:00 15/04/2019 End: 17:00 23/04/2019

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

Panel: Conduct and Competence Committee
Outcome: Hearing has not yet been held

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Allegation

Whilst registered as a Social Worker and during the course of your employment with the Salford Health and Social Care Division of the Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, you:

1. In relation to Service User 1, who was allocated to you on 31 October 2016 and was found to be in a state of neglect on 11 January 2017:

a. Did not undertake and/or record any visits to Service User 1 after 11 November 2016;

b. Did not:

(i) arrange and/or record arranging for Amadeus to assess Service User 1;

(ii) complete and/or record a support plan for Service User 1.

c. Did not complete and/or arrange a Mental Capacity Assessment of Service User 1;

d. Did not communicate and/or record communicating any concerns about Service User 1 to the care agency providing care for Service User 1;

e. Did not liaise and/or record liaising with the housing team to highlight the risk of fire at Service User 1’s property and Service User 1’s limited mobility, despite being directed to at the Multi-Disciplinary Group Meeting (‘MDG’) held on 29 November 2016.

f. Did not make and/or record any referrals to the:

(i) fire service;

(ii) bowel and bladder service; and/or

(iii) the district nurses;

2. In respect of Service User 2, who was allocated to you on 06 June 2016:

a. Did not visit and/or record a visit to Service User 2 other than on 10 June 2016 for an initial assessment;

b. Did not implement the support plan which was due to begin on 8 July 2016;

c. Closed the case when it was not appropriate to do so.

3. In respect of Service User 3, who was allocated to you on 05 July 2016:

a. Did not make and/or record a ‘Carers Personal Budget’ (CPB) application for Service User 3’s wife;

b. Did not contact and/or record that you had contacted the hospital and/or Service User 3’s family for an update, following Service User 3’s admission to hospital on 21 January 2017.

c. Did not record any observations after 5 September 2016.

4. In respect of Service User 5, who was allocated to you on 25 July 2016:

a. Did not complete and/or record an Independence Led Assessment;

b. Did not inform Sevacare to restart support following Service User 5’s discharge from hospital on:

(i) 9 September 2016; and/or

(ii) On or around 29 September 2016.

c. Did not involve Sevacare in the review of 23 August 2016;

d. Did not take action in a timely fashion after receipt of the ambulance welfare notice on or around 12 September 2016;

e. Completed a support plan on 17 January 2017, which was:

(i) a duplicate of the previous support plan, and/or

(ii) without reassessing Service User 5;

f. Completed a self-assessment questionnaire and/or personal budget without visiting Service User 5;

g. Closed the case on 20 January 2017 without contacting Service User 5 and/or his wife.

5. In respect of Service User 6 who was allocated to you on 31 October 2016:

a. Did not undertake and/or record a visit to Service User 6;

b. Did not undertake and/or record a capacity assessment of Service User 6;

6. In respect of Service User 7, who was allocated to you on 21 December 2016:

a. Did not complete and/or record an Independence Led Assessment;

b. Did not complete and/or record a Supported Self-Assessment Questionnaire;

c. Did not identify Service User 7’s risks or desired outcomes in the support plan
of 21 December 2016;

d. Did not contact and/or record contacting Service User 7 and/or Service User 7’s family to review the care package.

7. In respect of Service User 8, who was allocated to you on 10 February 2016:

a. Did not complete and/or record an Independence Led Assessment;

b. Did not complete and/or record a self-assessment questionnaire;

c. Did not contact and/or record contacting Service User 8 and/or their family after the new care provider commenced care for Service User 8 on 18 February 2016;

d. Did not complete and/or record a review following the new care provider commencing care for Service User 8 on 18 February 2016;

e. Did not identify Service User 8’s risks and/or desired outcomes in the support plan of 10 February 2016;

8. In respect of Service User 10, who was allocated to you on 02 December 2016:

a. Did not complete and/or record an Independence Led Assessment;

b. Did not review and/or record reviewing whether any further support and/or intervention was required after Service User 10 returned home following emergency respite care.

c. Did not identify Service User 10’s risks and/or desired outcomes in the support
plan of 2 December 2016;

d. Did not record any observations after 13 December 2016

9. In respect of Service User 11, who was allocated to you on 24 October 2016:

a. Did not complete and/or record an Independence Led Assessment;

b. Did not complete and/or record a self-assessment questionnaire;

c. Did not complete and/or record an indicative budget amount and/or personal
budget.

d. Did not follow and/or record following the self-neglect process, despite concerns about self-neglect being raised at a Professionals Meeting held on or around 23 November 2016;

e. Did not contact and/or record contacting Service User 11’s GP to request a referral to the Memory Assessment Team following a Professionals’ Meeting held on or around 23 November 2016.

10. In respect of Service User 12, who was allocated to you on 04 November 2016, did not take and/or record taking any action following an initial telephone call to Service User 12’s niece on 04 November 2016.

11. In respect of Service User 13, who was allocated to you on 10 February 2016:

a. Did not complete and/or record an Independence Led Assessment;

b. Did not complete and/or record a supported self-assessment questionnaire;

c. Did not complete and/or record a personal budget;

d. Did not sign off the support plan until 02 June 2016, despite its start date being 22 February 2016;

e. Did not review the support plan in a timely fashion.

12. In respect of Service User 15, who was allocated to you on 02 June 2016, did not follow safeguarding procedures in that you did not ensure that the safeguarding enquiry was overseen and authorised by a Team Manager and/or Advanced Practitioner.

13. The facts as described in paragraphs 1 - 12 constitute misconduct and/or lack
of competence.

14. By reason of that misconduct and/or lack of competence, your fitness to
practise is impaired.

Finding

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Order

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Notes

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Hearing History

History of Hearings for Mrs Coreen Esnath Butler

Date Panel Hearing type Outcomes / Status
15/04/2019 Conduct and Competence Committee Final Hearing Hearing has not yet been held
07/02/2019 Conduct and Competence Committee Interim Order Review Interim Suspension
20/08/2018 Investigating committee Interim Order Review Interim Suspension
24/05/2018 Investigating committee Interim Order Review Interim Suspension
28/11/2017 Investigating committee Interim Order Application Interim Suspension