Ms Doreen Claire Ruta

: Social worker

: SW80293

: Final Hearing

Date and Time of hearing:10:00 02/10/2017 End: 17:00 06/10/2017

: Holiday Inn Aylesbury, New Road, Weston Turville,Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP22 5QT

: Conduct and Competence Committee
: Adjourned part heard

Allegation

During the course of your employment as a Social Worker with Oxfordshire County Council, between October 2013 and October 2014, you:

 

1. On or around 23 October 2013, upon receipt of information that Client A was at risk of financial exploitation by others, did not carry out a Capacity Assessment on Client A, as requested by your supervisor, until July 2014.

 

2. On or around 4 November 2013, upon receipt of a report that Client A was in possession of a knife:

 

(a) Did not undertake and/or record a Risk Assessment in relation to Client A and his family;

(b) Did not carry out an investigation into the event;

(c) Did not raise an alert on Oxfordshire County Council's Safeguarding Adults alert system;

(d) Did not escalate Safeguarding issues as required by Oxfordshire

County Council;

(e) Did not report the incident to Thames Valley Police.

 

3. On or around 11 November 2013, upon receipt of a report from a

General Practitioner that Client A looked malnourished and had no food available:

 

(a) Did not put in place a Care Plan in relation to Client A;

(b) Did not undertake and/or record a Risk Assessment in relation to Client A.    

                  

4. On or around 25 November 2013, upon receiving information that Client A was missing, had caused damage to his television and fridge, and made threats to kill his cousin:

 

(a) Did not undertake and/or record a Risk Assessment;

(b) Did not undertake and/or record an investigation into the event;

(c) Did not make a Mental Health Referral as required;

(d) Did not put in place a Protection Plan;

(e) Did not undertake and/or record a Capacity Assessment.

 

5. On 6 December 2013 you did not fully complete a Mental Capacity Assessment in relation to Client A.

 

6. On or around 27 February 2014, On receiving a request from Client A's General Practitioner for a safeguarding meeting:

 

(a) advised the General Practitioner that Client A was already under

Safeguarding when this was not the case:

(b) did not discuss the request with a Safeguarding Manager.

 

7. In May 2014, when facilitating Client A's change of address:

 

(a) Did not carry out a Best Interest Meeting as required under the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

(b) Did not inform the following authorities of Client A's change of address as required:

(i) Thames Valley Police.

(ii) Client A's General Practitioner.

(c) Did not carry out a Risk Assessment in relation to the impact that the change of address would have on Client A.

 

8. Between 27 May 2014 and 6 June 2014, upon receipt of information that Client A had not received their medication for nine days:

 

(a) Did not investigate the circumstances of the events.

(b) Did not assess Client A's family's ability to provide Client A with the medication.

(c) Did not undertake and/or record an appropriate Risk Assessment.

 

9. The particulars set out in paragraph 1 - 8 constitutes misconduct and/or lack of competence.

 

10. 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 is adjourned, part heard. The dates for the rescheduled hearing are yet to be confirmed.

Hearing history

History of Hearings for Ms Doreen Claire Ruta

Date Panel Hearing type Outcomes / Status
18/12/2017 Conduct and Competence Committee Final Hearing Hearing has not yet been held
02/10/2017 Conduct and Competence Committee Final Hearing Adjourned part heard
23/01/2017 Conduct and Competence Committee Final Hearing Adjourned part heard