Mrs Linda Anderson

: Social worker

: SW37532

: Final Hearing

Date and Time of hearing:10:00 15/12/2017 End: 17:00 15/12/2017

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

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

Allegation

During the course of your employment as a social worker with Essex County Council between June 2013 and February 2015:

1. In respect of the Service User Family A, you did not between 9 December 2014 and 31 January 2015 complete the following as per management direction:

 

a. Update chronology in respect of all family members cases;

b. Update case summary on all individual family members cases;

c. Identify the main carer for:

 

i. Father A;

ii. Child A.

 

d. Close the pathways for:

 

i. Father A;

ii. Mother A.

 

2. In respect of Service User Child B, you did not follow management direction on:

 

a. 28 November 2014 to provide a session plan regarding direct work by 19 December 2014 in respect of:

 

i. Service User Child B;

ii. Mother B.

 

b. 16 January 2015 to complete and/or record the following actions by 23 January 2015:

 

i. Child In Need Minutes of 13 January 2015;

ii. Child in Need Plan.

 

3. In relation to Service User Child C’s, Review Child Protection Conference Report (RCPC) for 16 December 2014 you:

 

a. Did not review the correct protection plan, namely for the period 5 September to 16 December 2014;

 

b. Copied the document forward without including any current

information;

 

c. Made an inappropriate recommendation for Service User Child C to remain as a Child In Need instead of recommending that the protection plan should be continued;

 

d. Completed session plans that were:

 

i. Not reflective of needs of family;

ii. Did not progress issues of family.

 

4. In relation to Service User Child D Review Child Protection

Conference Report (RCPC) for 16 December 2014 you:

 

a. Did not review the correct protection plan, namely for the period 5

b. Copied the document forward without including any current information;

c. Made an inappropriate recommendation for Service User Child D to remain as a Child In Need instead of recommending that the protection plan should be continued;

d. Completed session plans that were:

i. Not reflective of needs of family;

ii. Did not progress issues of family.

5. In relation to the Service User Family E you:

a. did not provide your report 5 days before the Review Child Protection Conference on 3 June 2013;

b. did not visit and see Child E, between 21 January and 26 March 2014, in line with the Child Protection Plan dated 13 January 2014.

c. In respect of Father E did not complete as at 1 April 2014, the risk assessment in the Child and Family Assessment format;

d. Did not complete the risk assessment of Mother E in the Child and Family Assessment format;

e. Did not record core group information as per management direction on 5 March 2014.

6. The matters set out in paragraphs 1 – 5 constitute misconduct and/or lack of competence.

7. 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

If the Registrant seeks to return to the HCPC Register at any time the application would be treated as if the registrant had been struck off as a result of that allegation.

Hearing history

History of Hearings for Mrs Linda Anderson

Date Panel Hearing type Outcomes / Status
15/12/2017 Conduct and Competence Committee Final Hearing Hearing has not yet been held
27/03/2017 Conduct and Competence Committee Final Hearing Suspended