Mr Shodolu Coker

: Social worker

: SW96830

: Final Hearing

Date and Time of hearing:10:00 06/11/2017 End: 17:00 07/11/2017

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

: Conduct and Competence Committee
: Adjourned


During your employment as a Social Worker for Hertfordshire County Council, from approximately 31 March 2014 to 02 June 2015;

1. In relation to Service Users D and E, you:

a) did not complete an adequate Child & Family assessment in approximately May/June 2014 in that the assessment did not include:

i. your observations of the children’s emotional and behavioural development;

ii. an adequate analysis of the risk;

b) did not complete the assessment referred to in paragraph 1a) in a timely manner;

2. In relation to Servicer User F, on or around 17 September 2014 you;

a) did not adequately conduct a home visit in that you did not assess and/or record:

i. information of the risk factors;

ii. information about historic concerns;

b) undertook a visit to the child while you were unaccompanied;

c) did not complete an adequate record of a home visit to the mother that took place on or around 22 September 2014, in that you did not include:

i. that empty beer bottles were visible in the garden;

ii. relevant information provided by the mother;

3. In relation to Service Users G, you:

a) On or around 30 June 2014, breached confidentiality in that you gave the mother a report relating to a different family;

b) Did not immediately report the data breach referred to in paragraph 3a) to a senior person;

c) On or around 30 June 2014:

i. Did not explain the contents of the Child Protection Conference report to the mother;

ii. Did not explain the importance of a case conference to the mother;

d) Did not complete an adequate Child Protection Conference report in that it had to be revised on more than one occasion;

e) On or around 3 July 2014 shared the report referred to at paragraph 3c) at a Child Protection Conference without making the changes required;

4. On or around 24 June 2014, while observing a Child Protection Conference, you expressed a view that was different to that of the allocated Social Worker.

5. The matters as described in paragraphs 1 – 4 constitute misconduct and/or lack of competence.

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


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

Hearing history

History of Hearings for Mr Shodolu Coker

Date Panel Hearing type Outcomes / Status
06/11/2017 Conduct and Competence Committee Final Hearing Adjourned