Mr Martin Joseph Sands

: Social worker

: SW35315

: Review Hearing

Date and Time of hearing:10:00 22/04/2016 End: 12:30 22/04/2016

: Health and Care Professions Council, 405 Kennington Road, London, SE11 4PT

: Conduct and Competence Committee
: Suspended

Allegation

Allegation

(as amended at the Final Hearing)

While employed as a Social Worker with Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council, you:

1. Did not visit the following Children In Need between the following dates:

a) Service User B between 17 July 2012 and around 15 May 2013;

b) Service User A between 5 October 2012 and around 15 May 2013;

c) Service User C between 7 September 2012 and or around 15 May 2013;

d) Service User D between 8 September 2012 and around 15 May 2013.

2. Did not carry out risk assessments in relation to Service User B between 25 June 2012 and around 15 May 2013

3. Between February 2012 and May 2013 did not respond to child protection and/or child welfare concerns in that, you did not carry out home visits in respect of:

a) Family B on 3 occasions;

b) Not proved.

c) Family A on 2 occasions; and

d) Family D on 3 occasions;

4. Not proved.

5. Not proved.

6. Did not make a referral for Service User D, who told you she was self-harming.

7. Deliberately recorded false information on the HCPC's electronic system in that you:

a. input a CIN plan onto the system when in fact a CIN meeting had not taken place:

i. on or around 13 May 2013 in respect to Family C;

ii. on or around 14 May 2013 in respect to Family A.

b. Not proved

8. Not proved.

9. Not proved.

10. The matters described in paragraphs 7 and 9 constitute misconduct.

11. The matters described in paragraphs 1 - 6 and 8 constitute misconduct and/or a lack of competence.

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

Finding

No information currently available

Order

The Panel confirmed the existing Suspension Order for a further period of 12 months.

Notes

Decision to follow.

Hearing history

History of Hearings for Mr Martin Joseph Sands

Date Panel Hearing type Outcomes / Status
23/10/2017 Conduct and Competence Committee Review Hearing Voluntary Removal agreed
28/04/2017 Conduct and Competence Committee Review Hearing Suspended
22/04/2016 Conduct and Competence Committee Review Hearing Suspended
27/04/2015 Conduct and Competence Committee Final Hearing Suspended