Mr Mark Stone

: Social worker

: SW38080

: Final Hearing

Date and Time of hearing:10:00 11/12/2017 End: 17:00 18/12/2017

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

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

Allegation

Between 30 September 2013 and 28 June 2014, during the course of your employment as a Social Worker by Staffordshire County Council, you:

1. In relation to Child A:

a) Did not:

i. Following a Looked After Review, undertake statutory visits within the required timescales;

ii. Identify targets and/or record the child's views on the Personal Education Plan (PEP);

iii. Include placement information on TRIM;

iv. Update the care plan after 11 October 2013 ;

V. Record the date of last health assessment in the care plan;

vi. Update the chronology; and

vii. Progress a referral to SUSTAIN.

b) Recorded information in the care plan which was inaccurate and/or unsupported by evidence.

c) Recorded inappropriate information in the PEP dated 3 February 2014.


2. In relation to Child B, did not provide a Care Plan/Social Work Report for

a Looked After Review of 20 March 2014.


3. In relation to Child C:

a) Did not:

i. Following a Looked After Review, undertake statutory visits between 27 September 2013 and 27 December 2013;

ii. Record the PEP on TRIM;

iii. Record the child's views in the PEP;

iv. Update the chronology;

V. Progress the case following the looked after recommendation on 26 September 2012; and

vi. Obtain signatures on placement information.

b) Recorded a statutory visit on 3 April 2014 which did not take place.

c) Recorded a statutory visit on 9 May 2014 which did not take place.


4. In relation to Child D, did not:

a) Undertake a PEP within the required timescales;

b) Record the child's views in the PEP;

c) Obtain signatures on placement information; and

d) Update the Chronology.


5. In relation to Child E:

a) Did not:

i. Undertake a PEP within the required timescales;

ii. Include accurate information in the placement information;

iii. Obtain signatures in the placement information;

iV. Include dates in the care plan;

V. Update the care plan;

vi. Record the date of the last health assessment in the care plan;

vii. Undertake a chronology;

viii. Record the viability assessment; and

ix. Obtain the parents' views for the Looked After Review of 23 October 2013.

b) Recorded a statutory visit on 27 September 2013, which did not take place; and

c) Recorded a statutory visit on 4 April 2014, which did not take place.

6. In relation to Child F:

a) Recorded a statutory visit on 20 December 2013, which did not take place; and

b) Recorded a statutory visit on 3 March 2014, which did not take place.


7. In relation to Child G:

a) Recorded a statutory visit on 28 February 2014, which did not take place; and

b) Recorded a statutory visit on 10 April 2014, which did not take place.


8. In relation to Child H:

a) Recorded a statutory visit on 23 May 2014, which did not take place;

and

b) Recorded a statutory visit on 10 June 2014, which did not take place on that date.

9. In relation to Child I:

a) Recorded a statutory visit on 2 January 2014 which did not take place;

and

b) Recorded a statutory visit on 1 May 2014 which did not take place.

10. Your actions described in paragraphs 3 b) and c), 5 b) and c), and 6 - 9 were dishonest.

11. The matters described in paragraphs 1, 2, 3 a), 4 and 5 a) amount to misconduct and/or lack of competence.

12. The matters described in paragraphs 3 b) and c), 5 b) and c), and 6-10 amount to misconduct.

13. 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

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Hearing history

History of Hearings for Mr Mark Stone

Date Panel Hearing type Outcomes / Status
11/12/2017 Conduct and Competence Committee Final Hearing Hearing has not yet been held