Mr Matthew Tagg

Profession: Social worker

Registration Number: SW108779

Interim Order: Imposed on 29 Apr 2019

Hearing Type: Review Hearing

Date and Time of hearing: 10:00 24/10/2019 End: 17:00 24/10/2019

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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As found proven at the final hearing on 29 April 2019:


Whilst registered as a Social Worker and employed by Suffolk County Council, you

1.Between December 2015 and April 2017, did not

a)Complete Statutory Assessments as instructed by management decisions within relevant timescales to:

i.Service User A

ii.Service User B

iii.Service User C

iv.Service User D

b)Complete Child in Need minutes and/or assessments on cases in a timely manner in relation to:

i.Service User E

ii.Service User F

iii.Service User G

c)Send out Agency Checks in a timely manner in relation to:

i.Service User H

ii.Service User I

iii.Service User J

d)Undertake tasks as requested by your Line Manager in relation to:

i.Service User J, in that you failed to complete the SWA by 17 June 2016

ii.Service User K, in that you did not adequately explore domestic violence and/or substance misuse and/or Service User K’s attendance at school with both parents

iii.Service User L, in that you did not ensure that Service User L completed a Drug Use Screening Tool in a timely manner

e)Communicate effectively with service users and/or colleagues in relation to:

i.Service User M, in that you referred to the Service User’s father by the wrong name in one or more observation(s)

ii.Service User N, in that you arranged to visit the Service User at school on the same day as a visit by the FSP worker

iii. Found not proven

iv.Service User K, in that you did not challenge Service User K’s mother about her request for support and/or challenge the behaviour of Service User K’s parents

f)Complete statutory visits within relevant statutory timescales in relation to:

i.Service User P

ii.Service User Q

iii.Service User H

iv.Service User R

2.Disclosed confidential information to Service User O and her parents without authority to do so.

3.The matters described at particulars 1 and 2 amount to misconduct and/or lack of competence.

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



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Hearing History

History of Hearings for Mr Matthew Tagg

Date Panel Hearing type Outcomes / Status
06/11/2019 Conduct and Competence Committee Review Hearing Conditions of Practice
24/10/2019 Conduct and Competence Committee Review Hearing Hearing has not yet been held
29/04/2019 Conduct and Competence Committee Final Hearing Conditions of Practice
19/07/2017 Investigating committee Interim Order Application Hearing has not yet been held