Mr Robert David Linton

: Social worker

: SW34434

: Final Hearing

Date and Time of hearing:10:00 15/01/2018 End: 17:00 18/01/2018

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

: Conduct and Competence Committee
: Adjourned part heard


During the course of your employment as a Social Worker at Newcastle

City Council between April 2015 and 30 June 2016:

1. You did not contact probation in the case of service user A in a timely


2. In the case of service user B you:

a) Did not take action regarding the safeguarding recording

b) Did not make any case recordings between around 05 November 2015

and date 29 February 2016

c) Did not convene a strategy meeting

d) Did not put plans in place to ensure service user B safety

3. In the case of service user C, you did not progress the case to

Safeguarding Level 2 between 19 March 2015 and 29 February 2016

4. You did not complete a Level 3 safeguarding form on Carefirst and / or

convene a Level 3 strategy meeting in the case of:

a) service user D

b) service user E

c) service user F

d) service user H

e) service user I

f) service user J

g) service user K

5. You did not ensure that a mental capacity assessment was undertaken

in the case of:

a) service user G

b) service user K

6. You did not liaise with the adult safeguarding unit in the case of:

a) service user E

b) service user H

7. In the case of service user E, you did not facilitate appropriate follow up

8. In the case of service user F, you approved the minutes without any

mention of the personal assistance/family incident

9. In the case of service user L you did not invite a range of agencies

and/or police to the meeting on 18 December 2015

10. You gave incorrect advise to colleague A about whether the case

needed to adhere to safeguarding procedures in the case of:

a) service user M

b) service user N

11. You did not authorise the minutes in a timely manner in the case of:

a) service user O

b) Service user P

c) Service user Q

d) Service user H

12. The matters set out in paragraphs 1 - 11 constitute misconduct and/or

lack of competence

13. By reason of your misconduct and/or lack of competence, your fitness

to practise is impaired.


No information currently available


No information currently available


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

Hearing history

History of Hearings for Mr Robert David Linton

Date Panel Hearing type Outcomes / Status
15/01/2018 Conduct and Competence Committee Final Hearing Adjourned part heard