Mr Alcus Dunn

: Social worker

: SW110297

: Review Hearing

Date and Time of hearing:10:00 03/01/2018 End: 12:30 03/01/2018

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

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

Allegation

1. While employed by Hertfordshire County Council (“HCC”) as a Social Worker between August 2006 and April 2008;

 

(a)(i) You approved a Child Protection report on a child service user (“DD”) dated 21 April 2008 which you had prepared yourself;
(ii) You thereby:
(a) did not follow a reasonable management instruction;
(b) placed vulnerable users of services, particularly children, at risk:

 

(b)(i) You failed to include in the Child Protection Report on DD referred to at paragraph 1(a)(i), information which had been provided by DD’s school, namely that:
(a) DD had bruising on the top of her thigh;
(b) DD had passed urine with a pink tinge in it;
(c) DD was absent from school;
(d) DD was therefore considered to be at risk;
(ii) You thereby:
(a) Failed to act in accordance with your responsibility to collate and co-ordinate information on DD who was on the Child Protection Register;
(b) Failed to follow:
(i) Child Protection procedures;
(ii) Reporting mechanisms to senior management;

 

(c) Between around the middle of March 2008 and the end of April 2008 after receiving information expressing concerns about DD’s welfare;
i) You visited DD’s home and DD’s grandmother’s home, but failed to see DD;
(ii) You did not tell a manager that you had failed to see DD;
(iii) You failed to identify that DD was missing;
(iv) You did not report that DD was missing to the Police;
(v) You thereby failed to;
(a) follow Child Protection procedures;
(b) follow reporting mechanisms to senior management;
(c) make adequate and informed risk assessments in respect of DD;
(d) recognise that child DD was at risk;

(d) On or around 24 January 2008,
(i) You agreed for child service user GP (“GP”) to be transported and left in Kingston;
(ii) You thereby failed to follow a specific management instruction from Manager Devika Naidoo not to allow GP to be transported and left in Kingston;
(iii) On 24th January 2008, you failed to notify the Emergency Duty Team and Central Placement Service that GP was missing, when Devika Naidoo instructed you to do so;
(iv) You thereby:
(a) failed to make adequate and informed risk assessments in respect of GP;
(b) placed GP at risk;

 

(e) On or around 4 April 2008;
(i) You were instructed by Team Manager, Pam Chetty, to obtain
written consent from the mother of the B children (“Mrs B”) for her not to have unsupervised contact with her children;
(ii) You visited Mrs B and told her that if she gave written consent in
the form of signing an agreement, you would amend the agreement so that she could have unsupervised contact with her children,
(iii) You thereby placed the B children at risk;

 

(f) Between 21 August 2006 and 1 May 2008;
(i) You did not complete formal case recording on any of your:
(a) paper case files;
(b) in-house computer case files; which were current as at 1 May 2008.
(ii) You thereby failed to follow clear recording procedures;

 

And, in relation to the above facts you have committed misconduct.

Finding

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Order

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Notes

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Hearing history

History of Hearings for Mr Alcus Dunn

Date Panel Hearing type Outcomes / Status
03/01/2018 Conduct and Competence Committee Review Hearing Hearing has not yet been held
24/04/2017 Conduct and Competence Committee Review Hearing Conditions of Practice