Jayne Whittaker

: Social worker

: SW64990

: Final Hearing

Date and Time of hearing:10:00 09/10/2017 End: 17:00 12/10/2017

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

: Conduct and Competence Committee
: Adjourned part heard

Allegation

Allegation (as amended at the final hearing):
Between April 2014 and July 2015, during your employment as a Social Worker for Lancashire County Council, you:
1. In relation to Child A you:
a) Did not progress the matter to a strategy discussion;
b) Accommodated the child under a Section 20 agreement instead of a permanence plan;
c) Did not undertake and/or record statutory visits after 13 March 2015;
d) Arranged for a social worker who had a child at the same placement as Child A to undertake your statutory visits;
e) After the Child Looked After review of 18 June 2015, you did not follow up the Independent Reviewing Officer’s recommendation for the Local Authority to consider issuing care proceedings;
f) Did not present a permanence plan at the second Child Looked After review;
g) Did not complete the Personal Education Plan in a timely manner.

2. In relation to Child B you:
a) Did not progress the matter to a strategy discussion.
b) Did not complete the Child and Family assessment in a timely manner;
c) Did not see and/or record seeing the child during a Child Protection Visit which took place on 29 May 2015;
d) Did not undertake and/or record any Child Protection visits after 29 May 2015;
e) Did not undertake any follow-up home visits to ensure safety measures were in place after the child attended Accident and Emergency on 10 June 2015;
f) Did not undertake and/or record any actions on the case after 15 June 2015.
 
3. In relation to Child C you:
a) Did not undertake and/or record a Section 47 assessment;
b) Did not complete and/or record the following actions on 5 June 2015, as directed by the Practice Manager:
i. Undertake a visit to the child
ii. Liaise with Police and Refuge

4. In relation to Child D you did not progress the matter to a strategy discussion.

5. In relation to Children E you:
a) Did not undertake a Section 47 assessment between 06 January 2015 and 31 March 2015;
b) Did not undertake and/or record statutory visits within required timescales.

6. In relation to Child F you did not progress the matter to a strategy discussion.

7. In relation to Children G you:
a) Did not undertake a statutory visit within the required timescale
b) Did not visit one of the two children on or around 1 June and/ or 3 July 2015.

8. In relation to Children H you:
a) Did not complete a Child and Family assessment in a timely manner;
b) Did not see and/or record seeing the children;
c) Did not undertake and/or record any actions on the case after 19 June 2015.

9. In relation to Child I you:
a) Did not undertake a home visit within statutory timescales;
b) Did not complete a Child and Family assessment in a timely manner.

10. In relation to Children J, between approximately 24 April 2014 and 27 August 2014, you:
a) Did not complete a Child and Family assessment in a timely manner
b) Did not see and/or record seeing the children
c) Did not complete a Section 37 report.
    
11. In relation to Child K you:
a) Did not complete a Child and Family assessment in a timely manner;
b) Did not see and/or record seeing the child as part of the Child and Family assessment;
c) Did not meet with the child’s father prior to completing assessment;
 
12. In relation to Child L, you did not raise concerns about the mother sniffing aerosols.

13. In relation to Child M you did not undertake and/or record any actions on the case.

14. In relation to Child N you did not undertake and/or record any actions on the case.

15. In relation to Child O you did not undertake and/or record any actions on the case.

16. In relation to Children P you did not undertake and/or record any actions on the case.

17. Informed your line manager that you:
 
a) Had seen the following children when you had not:
i. Child A;
ii. Children E;

b) Completed case actions when you had not in relation to the following cases:
i. Child A
ii. Children G

18. Your actions as described in paragraph 17 were dishonest.

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

Finding

 


 

Order

No information currently available

Notes

This hearing adjourned, part heard. The date for the reconvened hearing is to be confirmed.

Hearing history

History of Hearings for Jayne Whittaker

Date Panel Hearing type Outcomes / Status
21/12/2017 Conduct and Competence Committee Final Hearing Hearing has not yet been held
09/10/2017 Conduct and Competence Committee Final Hearing Adjourned part heard