Mr Rudolph Antonio Coombs

: Social worker

: SW22741

: Final Hearing

Date and Time of hearing:10:00 02/05/2017 End: 17:00 05/05/2017

: Health and Care Professions Tribunal Service (HCPTS), 405 Kennington Road, London, SE11 4PT

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


During the course of your employment as a Social Worker by the London Borough of Newham, you:

1. Between December 2010 and July 2013, you were the designated care co-ordinator for Service User A, and you:

(a) Acted outside your scope of practice, in that you:
(i) Allowed London Borough of Newham and/or East London Foundation Trust headed paper to be used for Service User A's personal correspondence;
(ii) Corresponded with external parties on Service User A's behalf;
(iii) Allowed correspondence concerning Service User A's court case to be sent directly to you;

2. Did not make a referral and/or seek support and/or seek advice from The Safeguarding Team, when you were made aware of Service User A's allegations of sexual and/or financial abuse against her adoptive parents.

3. Did not record and/or carry out an assessment regarding the potential impact of legal proceedings on Service User A's physical and/or mental well-being.

4. The matters described in paragraphs 1-3 constitute misconduct and/or lack of competence.

5. 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 Mr Rudolph Antonio Coombs

Date Panel Hearing type Outcomes / Status
24/08/2018 Conduct and Competence Committee Review Hearing Suspended
29/08/2017 Conduct and Competence Committee Final Hearing Suspended
02/05/2017 Conduct and Competence Committee Final Hearing Hearing has not yet been held