Miss Vivienne Elmes

Profession: Social worker

Registration Number: SW10217

Hearing Type: Review Hearing

Date and Time of hearing: 13:00 27/03/2019 End: 17:00 27/03/2019

Location: Health and Care Professions Tribunal Services

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

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Allegation

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.

 

Finding

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Order

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Notes

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Hearing History

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