Mrs Mandy Vera Barker

Profession: Social worker

Registration Number: SW44007

Hearing Type: Final Hearing

Date and Time of hearing: 10:00 21/05/2019 End: 17:00 29/05/2019

Location: Mercure Hull Grange Park, Grange Park Lane, Hull, East Yorkshire, HU10 6EA

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

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Whilst registered as a Social Worker and employed by Durham County Council:

1) You did not take follow up action in respect of disclosures made by Child 1 to her school counsellor and reported to you on 2 June 2015.

2) On or around 11 June 2015, you misled Person A's Solicitor when you stated that Child 1's school had reported concerns about Person A's care of Child 1, in that Child A had gone to school:

a) Hungry, or words to that effect.

b) On one occasion without underwear or words to that effect.

3) On 12 June 2015, you misled Child 1 and/or caused Child 1 distress when you indicated that she would be taken home to Person A but instead she was taken for contact with Person B.

4) Whilst the allocated Social Worker for Child 1, between November 2015 and April 2016, you suggested that Child 1 was being coached by Person A, without evidence to support your assertions

5) On 20 November 2015, during a visit to Child 2, you placed pressure on Child 2 to have contact with Person B.

6) You completed a Section 37 report in respect of Child 1 and Child 2, dated 23 November 2015, which:

a) Did not act accurately reflect the wishes of Child 1 and Child 2.

b) Was biased in favour of contact with Person B.

7) On or around 08 February 2016 you reported that contact between Person B and Child 1 and 2 had gone well when this was not the case.

8) Your actions as described at particulars 2, 3 and 7 were dishonest.

9) Your actions as described at particulars 1 - 8 amount to misconduct and/or lack of competence.

10) 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 Mrs Mandy Vera Barker

Date Panel Hearing type Outcomes / Status
21/05/2019 Conduct and Competence Committee Final Hearing Hearing has not yet been held