Miss Thandiwe Josephine Sibanda

Profession: Social worker

Registration Number: SW89769

Interim Order: Imposed on 19 Jun 2017

Hearing Type: Final Hearing

Date and Time of hearing: 10:00 18/02/2019 End: 17:00 22/02/2019

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 employed with Devon County Council, between 2014 and 2017:

1) In respect of Child A, you did not progress the request for an Initial Child Protection Conference (ICPC) in a timely manner.

2) In respect of Child B, you did not adequately address and/or escalate concerns about Child B’s injury, allegedly caused by her father, in that you:

  1. did not share this information with your Team Manager and/or an appropriate manager until you were asked to do so;
  2. did not arrange to speak to Child B;
  3. did not consider and/or convene a strategy meeting.

3) In respect of Children C, you:

  1. did not complete the Single Assessment within 45 days as agreed during the strategy discussion on 8 December 2015;
  2. did not complete and/or record an adequate Single Assessment for Child C 1 in that
  1. the Assessment lacked information relating to Child C1’s increased sexualised behaviour and/or wetting or soiling; and/or
  2. you did not include information relating to Child C1’s development.

    c.  did not progress the closure of the case in a timely manner.  

4) In respect of Children D, you:

  1. did not complete and/or record the Single Assessments within the required 45 day timescale.
  2. did not keep accurate records for Children D in that you saved assessments to the incorrect file.

5) In respect of Children E, you did not:

  1. follow management instructions to make enquiries regarding Child E1’s injury.

6) Did not complete an adequate Section 7 Court Report in respect of Children F in that you did not record an adequate analysis of the risks to Children F in relation to their father’s conviction.

7) In respect of Children G, you did not conduct child protection visits within the required timescales of every 2 weeks and/or did not record child protection visits in a timely manner.

8) In respect of Children H:

  1. You did not complete and/or record the Single Assessments within the required timescale of 25 days;
  2. You did not conduct and/or record visits in a timely manner;
  3. You did not keep accurate records of the dates of visits to Children H.

9) In respect of Child I:

  1. You did not identify that an increase in the frequency of visits was required namely every 2 weeks;

10) On 27 January 2016, you provided inaccurate advice to Child J’s mother, which was contrary to the outcome agreed at a professionals meeting with the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS);

11) You did not distribute minutes of professional and/or Child in Need a timely manner or at all, for the following service users:

  1. Child B;
  2. Child C;
  3. Children D.

12) You did not arrange and/or attend Child in Need meetings for:

  1. Children D;
  2. Children E;
  3. Children K.

13) You did not attend all planned visits to service users including:

  1. a. Children C at school on 12 January 2016;
  2. Children D at school;
  3. Children E at school on 19 September 2016.

14) You did not communicate effectively with other relevant professionals in respect of service users, in that you did not provide them with adequate information on the progress of cases for:

  1. Child B;
  2. Child C;
  3. Children D;
  4. Children E.

15) You did not maintain service user confidentiality in that:

  1.  on or around 27 February 2015, you lost Children C’s Single Assessment;
  2. on or around 06 July 2015, you lost your diary, which contained service user information.

16) Your actions described in particulars 1 – 15 constitute misconduct and/or lack of competence.

17) By reason of your 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 Miss Thandiwe Josephine Sibanda

Date Panel Hearing type Outcomes / Status
18/02/2019 Conduct and Competence Committee Final Hearing Hearing has not yet been held
21/09/2018 Investigating committee Interim Order Review Interim Suspension
07/06/2018 Investigating committee Interim Order Review Adjourned
16/03/2018 Investigating committee Interim Order Review Interim Suspension
07/12/2017 Investigating committee Interim Order Review Interim Suspension
19/06/2017 Investigating committee Interim Order Application Interim Suspension