Mr Ian Godfrey Wass

: Social worker

: SW42525

: Final Hearing

Date and Time of hearing:10:00 16/10/2017 End: 17:00 19/10/2017

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

: Conduct and Competence Committee
: Adjourned part heard

Allegation

Whilst registered as a Social Worker and employed as a Consultant Social Work Manager by Buckinghamshire County Council:

 

 

1)     In relation to Case 1, you did not maintain consistent management oversight of the case in that:

 

a)     Between April 2014 and on or around 22 October 2014, you did not undertake and/or record supervision on the file;

b)    You recorded inconsistent information on the case, in that you recommended initiating the Public Law Outline process but subsequently stated that the case should revert back to a Child Protection Plan;

c)     You did not ensure that a strategy discussion was held following disclosure of domestic violence in October 2014;

d)    You did not adequately record your rationale for decisions made on the case;

e)     You did not adequately record concerns regarding Child Sexual Exploitation on the case.

 

2)     2. In relation to Case 2, you did not maintain consistent management oversight of the case in that:

 

a)     Between April 2014 and December 2014, you did not ensure that a strategy discussion took place;

b)    Between April 2014 and December 2014, you did not adequately follow the safeguarding process;

c)     You did not ensure that a strategy discussion was held following the child’s overdose at school in October 2014;

d)    You did not discuss with the allocated Social Worker how to manage the incident at particular 2(c);

e)     You did not adequately record concerns regarding Child Sexual Exploitation on the case.

 

3)     In relation to Case 3, you did not maintain consistent management oversight of the case in that:

 

a)     Between September 2014 and March 2015, you did not ensure that the allocated Social Worker undertook regular visits and/or recorded visits on the file;

b)    Between August 2014 and an unknown date in 2015, you did not promptly progress the Public Law Outline advice.

 

4)     In relation to Case 4, you did not maintain consistent management oversight of the case in that:

 

a)     Between December 2014 and on or around 21 January 2014, you did not allocate the case to a Social Worker;

b)    In March 2014, you did not undertake supervision.

 

5)     In relation to Case 5, you did not maintain consistent management oversight of the case in that:

 

a)     You did not ensure that timescales were identified for a statutory visit to be undertaken;

b)    You did not ensure that timescales were identified for a Child and Family assessment to be undertaken;

 

6)     In relation to Case 6, you did not maintain consistent management oversight of the case in that:

 

a)     In January 2014 and March 2014, you did not undertake adequate supervision;

b)    You did not include reference to other agencies within a domestic violence assessment;

c)     Between 2 December 2013 and 31 December 2013, you did not complete weekly risk assessments;

 

7)     In relation to Case 7, you did not maintain consistent management oversight of the case in that:

 

a)     You recorded inconsistent information on the case on or around 29 January 2014, in that you stated that there is no risk of Child Sexual Exploitation but subsequently stated that there is possible Child Sexual Exploitation;

b)    You did not adequately record your rationale for the decision that the case did not meet the Child Protection threshold;

c)     Between November 2013 and May 2014, you did not ensure that a Child and Family assessment was undertaken;

d)    You did not record concerns and/or record an analysis of risk regarding Child Sexual Exploitation within management oversight on the case;

 

8)     In relation to Case 8, you did not maintain consistent management oversight of the case in that:

 

a)     Between June 2013 and February 2014, you did not record, management decision making;

b)    Between June 2013 and February 2014, you did not record an analysis of the risk in this case;

c)     Between October 2013 and February 2014, you did not promptly progress the case to the Public Law Outline process;

 

9)     In relation to Case 9, you did not maintain consistent management oversight of the case in that:

 

a)     You did not ensure that the child’s comments were sought during the assessment stage;

b)    Between October 2013 and July 2014, you did not ensure that an assessment was undertaken;

 

10)  Your actions described at particulars 1 to 9 constitute misconduct and/or lack of competence;

 

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

Finding

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Order

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Notes

The hearing was adjourned part-heard due to lack of time. A reconvened hearing will take place on a date to be confirmed.

Hearing history

History of Hearings for Mr Ian Godfrey Wass

Date Panel Hearing type Outcomes / Status
08/12/2017 Conduct and Competence Committee Final Hearing Hearing has not yet been held
16/10/2017 Conduct and Competence Committee Final Hearing Adjourned part heard