Mr Rudolph A Coombs

Profession: Social worker

Registration Number: SW22741

Hearing Type: Review Hearing

Date and Time of hearing: 10:00 18/02/2019 End: 12:00 18/02/2019

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

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

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As found proven at the final hearing on 1 September 2017:


During the course of your employment as a Social Worker by the London Borough of Newham, you:

1. Between December 2010 and July 2013, you were the designated care co-ordinator for Service User A, and you:

(a) Acted outside your scope of practice, in that you:

(i) Allowed London Borough of Newham and/or East London Foundation Trust headed paper to be used for Service User A's personal correspondence;

(ii) Corresponded with external parties on Service User A's behalf;

(iii) Allowed correspondence concerning Service User A's court case to be sent directly to you at your work address;

2(a) Did not adequately analyse and/or demonstrate your analysis of the potential impact of legal proceedings on Service User A’s physical and/or mental well-being.

2(b) As a result of paragraph 2(a) above your mental health assessment of Service User A was inadequate. 

3. The matters described in paragraphs 1-2 constitute misconduct and/or lack of competence.

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



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Hearing History

History of Hearings for Mr Rudolph A Coombs

Date Panel Hearing type Outcomes / Status
18/02/2019 Conduct and Competence Committee Review Hearing Hearing has not yet been held
24/08/2018 Conduct and Competence Committee Review Hearing Suspended
29/08/2017 Conduct and Competence Committee Final Hearing Suspended
02/05/2017 Conduct and Competence Committee Final Hearing Hearing has not yet been held