Miss Geraldine Lafferty

Profession: Social worker

Registration Number: SW09195

Hearing Type: Final Hearing

Date and Time of hearing: 10:00 05/08/2019 End: 17:00 09/08/2019

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

Panel: Conduct and Competence Committee
Outcome: Adjourned

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Allegation

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

1. During child care proceedings involving Child A:

a) on or around 3 March 2016, told the Judge at Stoke-on-Trent
Family Court that you would not comply with court ordered
directions.

b) between 3 March and 21 March 2016, did not comply with the
directions of the court;

c) on or around 21 March 2016:

i. refused to disclose the whereabouts of Child A to the police;

ii. removed Child A from school.

d) on or around 7 September 2016, did not make reasonable efforts
to engage with the Local Authority regarding social work
assessment visits relating to Child A;

e) on or around 19 October 2016:

i. did not make reasonable efforts to engage with the Local
Authority in relation to the whereabouts of Child A;

ii. took Child A on a holiday to Turkey without informing the
Local Authority as required by the Child Protection Plan.

2. Disclosed confidential information about a service user to Mr X.

3. The matters set out at particulars 1 and 2 constitute misconduct.

4. By reason of your misconduct your fitness to practise is impaired

Finding

No information currently available

Order

No information currently available

Notes

This hearing adjourned with no evidence heard. Details of the relisted hearing will be published in due course.

Hearing History

History of Hearings for Miss Geraldine Lafferty

Date Panel Hearing type Outcomes / Status
05/08/2019 Conduct and Competence Committee Final Hearing Adjourned