Mr George Osborn Otieno

: Social worker

: SW37074

: Final Hearing

Date and Time of hearing:10:00 13/02/2017 End: 17:00 17/02/2017

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

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

Allegation

During the course of your employment as a Social Worker with Lancashire County Council, you:

1. Did not maintain professional boundaries, in that you:

a. on or around 17 June 2014, entered into a financial agreement with Carer B for the purchase of car tyres in exchange for payment of approximately £420 at a later date;

b. entered into a financial agreement with Service User C to purchase a television and an X Box with games for £150.

c. entered into a financial agreement with Carer B for the purchase of a car.

d. entered into a financial agreement with Carer B for the purchase of car tyres for your wife’s car

2. Did not act in the best interests of Service User A, in that you:

a. did not attend monthly visits, in accordance with her care plan, in:

i. July 2014;

ii. September 2014

b. did not arrange support for Service User A over the 2014 Christmas period when she was known to be vulnerable.

3. On 14 November 2014, in direct contravention of management instructions issued in the course of a disciplinary investigation you attended the home of Service User A

4. On 14 November 2014, you asked Carer B to lie to Lancashire County Council about the financial agreement.

5. The matters set out in paragraphs 3 and 4 were dishonest

6. The matters set out in paragraphs 1 5 constitute misconduct and / or lack of competence.

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

Finding

No information currently available

Order

No information currently available

Notes

This hearing has been cancelled due to panel member availability

Hearing history

History of Hearings for Mr George Osborn Otieno

Date Panel Hearing type Outcomes / Status
25/09/2017 Conduct and Competence Committee Final Hearing Struck off
13/02/2017 Conduct and Competence Committee Final Hearing Hearing has not yet been held