Ms Lynette Ann Sylvia White

: Social worker

: SW85845

: Final Hearing

Date and Time of hearing:10:00 29/01/2018 End: 17:00 02/02/2018

: Portsmouth Marriott Hotel, Southampton Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, P06 4SH

: Conduct and Competence Committee
: Adjourned part heard

Allegation

Between October 2013 and March 2015, during the course of your employment as a Social Worker at Surrey County Council:

 

1. In respect of Service User 6:

 

a) Following a request by Service User 6, you did not:

i. follow up and/or record follow up with Service User 6 after she left you a message on 30 January 2014 advising she no longer wished to move;

ii. take steps and/or record the steps taken to try and resolve the issues with Service User 6’s current accommodation;

iii. take adequate steps to progress Service User 6’s request to move.

 

b) You did not record details on the RIO system of your meeting with Service User 6’s husband on or around 22 October 2014 until 17 November 2014;

 

c) Following your Care Programme Approach review on or around 24 January 2014, you did not complete a further review:

i. as soon as possible, upon being informed of concerns with Service User 6’s current accommodation; and/or

ii. as soon as possible, upon becoming aware of safeguarding issues relating to financial abuse; and/or

iii. twelve months later.

 

d) You did not visit and/or record visiting Service User 6 between 24 December 2014 and 26 January 2015.

 

2. In respect of Service User 7:

 

a) You did not undertake your planned visit on 26 March 2014 and/or did not record notes relating to this visit;

 

b) Following your home visit on 8 April 2014, at which Service User 7 was not at home, you did not:

i. attempt to re-arrange the visit to see Service User 7 within two weeks and/or you did not

record your attempts to do so;

ii. visit Service User 7 again until 2 October 2014.

 

c) Following identification in September 2014 that this case was to be transferred to another team by the end of October 2014, you failed to:

i. discuss and/or record that you had discussed the transfer with Service User 7 during the visit on 2 October 2014;

ii. conduct a transfer Care Programme Approach review;

iii. arrange transfer of Service User 7 to the Older Peoples Service.

 

3. In respect of Service User 8:

 

a) You did not visit and/or record visiting Service User 8 between 11 March 2014 and 11 May 2014;

 

b) Following identification in October 2014 that this case was to be transferred to another team, you did not:

i. Arrange a handover Care Programme Approach review in a timely manner;

ii. Have a transfer discussion with the care co-ordinator at Surrey Health until 8 December 2014.

 

c) You did not record sufficient information relating to the transfer process on the RIO system;

 

d) Following the missed appointment scheduled for 18 August 2014, you did not follow up and/or record follow up to re-arrange the appointment between 19 August 2014 and 28 September 2014;

 

e) You did not complete a cluster review in a timely manner;

 

f) You did not complete a Care Programme Approach review in a timely manner.

 

4. In respect of Service User 9:

 

a) You did not close the case in a timely manner despite your entry on 8 August 2014 stating that you would be closing the case to Guildford CMHRS;

 

b) You did not complete and/or record a cluster review before transfer to another team;

 

c) You did not complete interventions on the case plan within a week of referral and/or in a timely manner.

 

5. In respect of Service User 10:

 

a) You did not complete a risk assessment in a timely manner and/or at all, following a previous risk assessment in April 2014;

 

b) You informed Service User 10 on 16 October 2014 his case would be transferred to the In-touch team but you did not do so in a timely manner;

 

c) You spoke with Service User 10’s brother on 16 October 2014 but you did not record the conversation on RIO;

 

d) You did not complete interventions on the care plan within a week of referral and/or in a timely manner;

 

e) You did not complete a cluster review in a timely manner.

 

6. In respect of Service User 11:

 

a) You cancelled an appointment on 21 August 2014 and did not rearrange the appointment and/or record attempts to rearrange the appointment until 29 September 2014;

 

b) On 24 October 2014 you carried out a Care Programme Approach review but you did not record it onto RIO until 10 November 2014;

 

c) You did not record notes relating to the meeting that took place on 17 January 2015 in a timely manner;

 

d) You did not complete a cluster review at the same time as the Care Programme Approach Review in March 2014 and/or in a timely manner;

 

e) You did not complete interventions on the care plan within a week of referral and/or in a timely manner.

 

7. In respect of Service User 12:

 

a) You did not follow up and/or record follow up in response to an email sent on 4 September 2014, until 13 October 2014 requesting a review appointment to be arranged;

 

b) Despite the entry on 16 October 2014 stating that the case would be closed to CMHRS and transferred to the In-touch Team you did not arrange transfer in a timely manner;

 

c) You did not complete a cluster review in a timely manner;

 

d) You did not complete interventions on the care plan within a week of referral and/or in a timely manner.

 

8. In respect of Service User 13 you did not transfer and close the case in a timely manner and/or at all once this was raised in supervision on 27 October 2014.

 

9. In respect of Service User 14:

 

a) Following your review on 13 February 2014 you did not make and/or record any further contact with Service User 14 until around December 2014;

 

b) You did not arrange transfer to the In-touch team in a timely manner.

 

10. In respect of Service User 16:

 

a) You did not validate a Care Programme Approach assessment record in a timely manner;

 

b) You did not complete interventions on the care plan within a week of referral and/or in a timely manner.

 

11. In respect of Service User 18:

 

a) You did not make contact with Service User 18 and/or record any contact between 24 December 2013 and 9 December 2014;

 

b) You did not transfer Service User 18 to another team in a timely manner, despite your entry on 15 December 2014 stating that they would be transferred;

 

c) You did not complete a cluster review in a timely manner.

 

12. In respect of Service User 19:

 

a) You met with Service User 19 on 5 November 2014 and you did not make a record of the meeting until 10 November 2014;

 

b) You did not record sufficient information on RIO relating to Service User 19’s transfer.

 

13. In respect of Service User 20:

 

a) You did not arrange a Care Programme Approach review in a timely manner following the previous review on 17 October 2013;

 

b) You did not contact Service User 20 following failed contact on 13 November 2014 until on or after 10 December 2014.

 

14. In respect of Service User 21 you did not complete a Care Programme Approach review by 17 October 2014 and/or at all.

 

15. In respect of Service User 22:

 

a) You did not complete and/or record a visit on 20 April 2014;

 

b) You did not complete interventions on the care plan within a week of referral and/or in a timely manner.

 

16. In respect of Service User 23:

 

a) You did not make and/or record contact with Service User 23 following allocation on 23 March 2014 – 9 May 2014;

 

b) You did not complete and/or record in a timely manner a:

i) Care Programme Approach assessment; and/or

ii) A care plan.

 

17. In respect of Service User 24:

 

a) You did not visit and/or record visiting Service User 24 between 19 November 2013 and 8 May 2014;

 

b) You did not ensure that the notes on the RIO system were up to date.

 

18. In respect of Service User 25 you did not arrange and/or record arranging a visit to Service User 25 between 8 March 2014 and 11 May 2014.

 

19. In respect of Service User 26 you did not ensure that there was an up to date cluster review.

 

20. The matters set out in paragraphs 1 – 19 amount to misconduct and/or lack of competence.

 

21. 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

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

Hearing history

History of Hearings for Ms Lynette Ann Sylvia White

Date Panel Hearing type Outcomes / Status
18/04/2018 Conduct and Competence Committee Final Hearing Hearing has not yet been held
29/01/2018 Conduct and Competence Committee Final Hearing Adjourned part heard