Ms Yvonne Frankum

: Social worker

: SW39166

: Final Hearing

Date and Time of hearing:10:00 09/01/2018 End: 17:00 12/01/2018

: Holiday Inn Manchester City Centre, 25 Aytoun, Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester, M1 3AE

: Conduct and Competence Committee
: Adjourned part heard

Allegation

During the course of your employment as a Social Worker with Bolton Council;

 

1. Between 2015 and 2016, you did not maintain accurate and/or up to date records for your Service Users, which included;

 

a. For Service User A:

I. Your diary showed a visit on 30 July 2015 but this was not recorded on Liquid Logic;

II. Your diary showed a visit on 3 August 2015 but the Liquid Logic entry made states it was cancelled as you were going home sick; and/or

III. Your diary showed a visit on 14 August 2015 but the Liquid Logic entry states you rang to arrange a visit and left a message.

 

b. For Service User B you did not record visits on Liquid Logic, for:

I. 1 October 2015; and/or

II. 12 October 2015.

 

c. For Service User C your diary stated "the risks were mounting day by day and Service User C was a very vulnerable baby", or words to that effect, however this information was not recorded on Liquid Logic.

 

2. Did not comply with departmental and/or legal deadlines, which included;

 

a. For Family 1,

I. The Personal Education Plan (PEP) was due on the 29 August 2015 but was still

outstanding in October 2015.

II. You provided information for a Court Order deadline of 4 September 2015, verbally on 10 September 2015.

 

b. For Service User D you did not update the Service User Risk Assessment when they were accommodated in residential care on 25 June 2015.

 

c. On 9 September 2015 for Service User E you requested an eight week extension for a section 7 report that had a Court direction deadline of 4 September 2015.

 

d. For Family 2, you were allocated the case on 31 July 2015 and,

I. The carer's report (CRC) was outstanding on the due date of 16 October 2015; and/or

II. Information needed by the agency decision-maker was not received on time.

 

e. For Service User F you did not complete Core Groups.

 

3. You did not undertake statutory visits for all your service users, which included:

 

a. Between August and October 2015 for Family 2.

 

b. Any visits for Service User E.

 

4. On the 19 October 2015, following a Court hearing, you refused to take Service User F into care.

 

5. In or around September 2015 you did not inform the father of Family 2 in a timely way of the Local Authority's plan for adoption.

 

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 as a Social Worker is impaired.

Finding

No information currently available

Order

No information currently available

Notes

This hearing adjourned, part heard. The date for the reconvened hearing is to be confirmed.

Hearing history

History of Hearings for Ms Yvonne Frankum

Date Panel Hearing type Outcomes / Status
09/01/2018 Conduct and Competence Committee Final Hearing Adjourned part heard