Ms Nilima Thawait

Profession: Social worker

Registration Number: SW84099

Hearing Type: Final Hearing

Date and Time of hearing: 10:00 10/06/2019 End: 17:00 17/06/2019

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

During the course of your employment as a Social Worker at Wolverhampton City Council between January 2012 and March 2016, you:

1. Informed Service User A's prospective adopter that the case was listed for final hearing on 03 October 2014, when this was not the case.

2. Completed an inadequate core assessment dated 22 August 2014 in relation to Service User A, in that it:

a. contained spelling and/or grammar errors;

b. lacked sufficient detail in that it did not include reference to:

i) the Service User's social skills;

ii) the Service User's story and/or their journey through social services;

iii) contact details for the relevant parties

3. Completed an inadequate and/or inappropriate Core Assessment in relation to Service User B on or around 2 May 2013 in that it:

a. was not completed in a timely manner;

b. contained content copied from a previous core assessment;

c. contained spelling and/or grammar errors;

d. was not apparent that the content of the core assessment was not your own work.

4. Without authorisation, asked a Social Worker who was not involved in Service User B's case at the time to complete the first draft of the core assessment.

5. Completed an untimely and/or inadequate statement in relation to Service User A dated 25 June 2014 in that:

a. it was not drafted using the correct format;

b. it contained spelling and/or grammar errors;

c. some of the content did not make sense;

d. you referred to the wrong date of birth for the Service User;

6. Completed a statement in relation to Service User B dated 16 July 2014 that contained incorrect information;

7. Completed an inadequate Social Work Report in relation to Service User B dated 1 September 2014, in that it:

a. was not up to date;

b. lacked sufficient analysis of the Service User's case;

8. Completed an inaccurate and/or inadequate Social Work report regarding Service User C in that it:

a. contained contradictory information as to when the Service User was placed with the foster carer;

b. lacked sufficient detail in respect of when the care order was made and/or whether the Service User's placement was progressing well;

9. Completed an inadequate Core Assessment in relation to Service User D dated 1 July 2014, in that it lacked sufficient detail in respect of:

a. why the Service User did not want contact with family members;

b. the other services involved in the Service User's case;

c. whether the Service User's placement was progressing well;

10.Completed an inadequate Social Work report regarding Service User E dated September 2014 in that it:

a. lacked sufficient detail in respect of the historical issues in the Service User's case and/or the care the Service User was receiving;

b. contained incorrect spellings of the names of the Service User's siblings;

c. lacked sufficient detail of whether the Service User's placement was progressing well;

11.Completed an inadequate Social Work report regarding Service User F dated September 2014 in that it:

a. contained grammar and/or spelling errors

b. lacked sufficient detail of the Service User's circumstances and/or whether the views of the Service User's parents had been sought;

c. referred to the Service User using the wrong gender and/or contained content copied from the records of the Service User's sibling;

12. Completed an inadequate and/or inaccurate Later life letter in relation to Service User G in that it:

a. referred to the incorrect date of birth for the Service User;

b. contained spelling and/or grammar errors;

13.Completed an inadequate and/or inaccurate Social Work report regarding Service User G dated 19 September 2014 in that it:

a. contained grammar and/or spelling errors;

b. lacked sufficient analysis of the Service User's recent issues including contact and/or forward planning for the Service User's case;

14.Completed an inadequate Social Work report in relation to Service User H dated 11 September 2014, in that it:

a. lacked sufficient detail of the Service User's background and/or present circumstances;

b. contained spelling and grammar errors;

c. contained content which did not make sense;

15. Did not identify the risk issues and/or make a Multi-Agency Sexual Exploitation (MASE) referral in relation to Service User I;

16. Completed an inadequate Special Guardianship Report in relation to Service User J dated 15 June 2014, in that it:

a. contained spelling and grammar errors;

b. lacked sufficient detail including:

i) detail of the Service User's carer;

ii) how long the Service User had been in care; and/or

iii) reference to the incidents of sexualised behaviour;

c. included information in the wrong sections of the report;

17. Completed an inadequate draft first statement in relation to Service User L in that it:

a. contained spelling and/or grammar errors;

b. was not drafted using the correct format;

c. contained content which did not make sense;

d. did not include any, or any adequate analysis of the Service User's relationship with their grandmother;

e. did not clarify why contact between the Service User and their siblings should be reduced to monthly;

f. did not clarify why the Service User did not attend contact with their siblings arranged for Saturdays.

18. Completed an inaccurate and/or inadequate draft second statement in relation to Service User L in that it:

a. contained spelling and grammar errors;

b. contained content which did not make sense;

c. stated that the Service User wished to continue contact with their grandmother, when there had been no contact previously.

19. Completed an inaccurate and/or inadequate Social Work Report in relation to Service User L dated 8 October 2015, in that it:

a. contained content which was copied from the records of their sibling;

b. did not include any, or any adequate, analysis of permanency in the Service User's placement

20. Completed an inaccurate and/or inadequate section 47 report in relation to Service User Q, in that it:

a. contained a Manager's Comment copied from another document in relation to the Service User in the recommendations section;

b. did not include any, or any adequate, analysis of the concerns in the Service User's case

21. Completed an untimely and/or inadequate Later Life Letter in relation to Service User R, in that:

a. it contained spelling and grammar errors;

b. the Service User's name was spelt incorrectly;

c. some of the content was not appropriate for the Service User;

d. it did not contain key information including, the meeting between the adoptive mother and birth mother and/or information regarding the Service user's siblings;

22. Did not complete the Later Life Letter in relation to Service User T in a timely manner;

23. Did not conduct and/or record statutory visits to Service User B in or around:

a. 11 December 2012 to 3 April 2013; and/or

b. 14 May 2013 to 3 September 2013.

24. The matters at 3b and/or 3d were misleading and/or dishonest

25. The matters set out in paragraphs 1 - 23 constitute misconduct and/or lack of competence.

26. The matters set out in paragraph 24 constitute misconduct.

27. 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

This is a Final Hearing taking place in London over 10-17 June 2019.

Hearing History

History of Hearings for Ms Nilima Thawait

Date Panel Hearing type Outcomes / Status
10/06/2019 Conduct and Competence Committee Final Hearing Hearing has not yet been held
20/12/2016 Conduct and Competence Committee Final Hearing Hearing has not yet been held