Miss Vivienne Elmes
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While registered as a Social Worker and employed by Somerset County Council, between January 2015 and 30 June 2016 you:
1. Disclosed the identity of Young Person A in an assessment report, having assured them that their identity would not be disclosed.
2. In respect of Family B:
a) Completed a Child Permanence Report that:
i) contained the name of another child; and/or
ii) did not contain an assessment of the child's needs; and/or
iii) did not contain an assessment of the mother; and/or
iv) did not record key decisions in respect of the child's care.
b) Following a Children Looked After (CLA) review on 24 June 2015 did not carry out a follow up action to update the care plan;
c) In respect of a CLA review on 14 September 2015 did not:
i) update the care plan by 28 September 2015; and /or
ii) arrange a permanency planning meeting
d) Did not update the record of the legal status of Child B on 15 September 2015 when an interim Care Order was made.
3. In respect of Family C:
a) Did not update the Child Protection Plan between 3 June and 22 November 2015;
b) Did not update the Chronology between 12 March and 22 November 2015;
c) Did not undertake and/or record core group meetings for July and August 2015;
d) In child protection statutory visit records, did not demonstrate evidence of engagement with the children
4. In respect of Family D:
a) Copied a colleague's document resulting in a Public Law Outline letter dated 16 October 2015 that contained incorrect information about the case including:
(i) the incorrect name of the Service User; and/or
(ii) the incorrect address of the Service User; and/or
(iii) the incorrect name of the social worker to contact.
b) Did not have permission from Colleague A to use and/or copy their letter.
c)Did not update the Child Protection Plan between June and September 2015;
d) Did not record core group meetings for July and August 2015;
e) Did not complete a parenting assessment between June and July 2015 as required.
5. In respect of Family E:
a) Did not update the Child Protection Plan between 22 May and September 2015;
b) Did not undertake and/or record core group meetings in June, July or October 2015;
c) Did not update the Chronology between 30 March and 29 November 2015.
6. In respect of Family F:
a) Did not update a Child In Need Plan between 24 July and 20 October 2015;
b) Submitted the same plan for 20 October 2015 as was submitted on 24 July 2015;
c) Did not visit and/or contact and/or record such visit and/or contact with Family F between 23 September and 16 October 2015 despite being informed that the mother and service user were to be made homeless;
d) Did not record Child in Need meetings and/or multi-agency working between 28 July 2015 and 30 November 2015.
7. In respect of Family G:
a) Did not update the Chronology from January to 22 November 2015;
b) Did not visit andor record a visit on 18 July 2015;
c) Did not update the case summary;
d) On 18 August 2015, sent inappropriate and/or inaccurate information to a service user.
8. In respect of Family H:
a) Prepared a Section 7 report on the wrong form;
b) Did not complete a Section 7 report within the court deadline.
9. In respect of Family I:
a) Did not record adequate and/or appropriate information in case records;
b) Did not make a referral to Barnados for support in a timely manner.
10. In respect of disclosures made by Child K raising safeguarding concerns:
a) Did not communicate the safeguarding concerns clearly to colleagues;
b) Did not report your findings promptly to a manager so that further safeguarding action could be considered.
11. Your actions as described at paragraphs 1 to 10 constitute misconduct and/or lack of competence.
12. By reason of your misconduct and/or lack of competence, your fitness to practise is impaired.
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History of Hearings for Miss Vivienne Elmes
|Date||Panel||Hearing type||Outcomes / Status|
|27/03/2019||Conduct and Competence Committee||Review Hearing||Hearing has not yet been held|
|02/10/2018||Conduct and Competence Committee||Final Hearing||Suspended|