Miss Melanie J Karran

: Social worker

: ADJ46839

: Final Hearing

Date and Time of hearing:10:00 19/04/2017 End: 17:00 21/04/2017

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

: Conduct and Competence Committee
: Adjourned

Allegation

During the course of your employment as a Registered Manager in Children's Social Care with Knowsley Borough Council, you;

1) claimed overtime payments to cover a residential unit duty which you were not entitled to during your normal working hours on the following dates:
a) 24 May 2013;
b) 17 July 2013;
c) 30 July 2013;
d) 1 August 2013;
e) 7 August 2013;
f) 15 August 2013;
g) 20 August 2013;
h) 4 September 2013;
i) 24 September 2013;
j) 2 October 2013;
k) 8 October 2013;
I) 16 October 2013;
m) 25 October 2013;
n) 2 January 2014;
o) 24 January 2014;
p) 29 January 2014'
q) 4 February 2014;
r) 7 February 2014;
s) 18 February 2014;
t) 20 February 2014;
u) 20 March 2014;
v) 24 March 2014;
w) 28 March 2014;
x) 7 April 2014; and
y) 30 April 2014;

2) claimed overpayment payment for work which you did not undertake on the following dates:
a) 2 January 2014;
b) 28 March 2014; and
c) 29 March 2014

3) on 20 December 2013, claimed an overtime payment for additional hours worked when you were 'on call';

4) authorised the payment of your own overtime claims in respect of 'sleep ins' between January - June 2014;

5) claimed overtime payments for 'sleep ins' whilst also being on call on the following dates
a) 19 May 2013;
b) 28 July 2013; and
c) 1 September 2013

6) could not account for:
a) cash withdrawal discrepancies of £1, 130 identified in the Imprest Account at James Holt Avenue, which you were responsible for;
b) the financial discrepancy of £1, 130 identified in the Imprest Account at James Holt Avenue, which you were responsible for;
c) the £380 cash you held on your person from the Imprest Account for James Holt Avenue;

7) could not account for:
a) cash withdrawal discrepancies of £1, 090 identified in the Imprest Account at Shaldon Close, which you were responsible for;
b) the financial discrepancy of £1, 010 identified in the Imprest Account at Shaldon Close, which you were responsible for;
c) the £345 cash you held on your person from the Imprest Account for Shaldon Close.

8) The matters set out in paragraphs 1 - 7 are dishonest;

9) The matter set out in paragraph 8 constitutes misconduct;

10) The matters set out at paragraphs 1 - 7 constitute misconduct and/or lack of competence;

11) By reason of that misconduct and/or lack of competence, your fitness to practise as a Social Worker is impaired.

Finding

No information currently available

Order

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Notes

This hearing has adjourned, with no evidence heard. The date for the rescheduled hearing is to be confirmed.

Hearing history

History of Hearings for Miss Melanie J Karran

Date Panel Hearing type Outcomes / Status
19/04/2017 Conduct and Competence Committee Final Hearing Adjourned