Social worker struck off on grounds of misconduct


Andrea Joanne Trubshaw (SW69108) has been struck off the HCPC Register on the grounds of misconduct whilst registered as a social worker and employed by Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Partnership Trust.

A panel of the HCPTS heard that Mrs Trubshaw’s failings included making a calendar entry indicating she was visiting a service user when she did not make such a visit. She also informed the Administrative Team that she had completed the visit when this was not true. 

The Panel further heard that Mrs Trubshaw failed to complete a risk assessment for Service User A, who was vulnerable and has multiple and complex health needs. She also failed to raise their self-neglect and non-engagement with management. 

Panel Chair Eileen Carr commented: 

“The Panel has no evidence before it about Mrs Trubshaw’s insight or any remediation. The Panel determines that given its finding, she continues to present a risk of repetition of the behaviour amounting to misconduct."

The Panel ordered for the name of Andrea Joanne Trubshaw to be struck off the HCPC Register. 

Mrs Trubshaw was neither present nor represented at the hearing. 


Notes to editors

1. The Health and Care Professions Council is an independent regulator set up by the Health and Social Work Professions Order 2001. The HCPC keeps a register for 16 different health and care professions and only registers people who meet the standards it sets for their training, professional skills, behaviour and health. The HCPC will take action against professionals who do not meet these standards or who use a protected title illegally.

2. The Health and Care Professions Tribunal Service (HCPTS) is the fitness to practise adjudication service of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Although it is part of the HCPC, the distinct identity of the HCPTS seeks to emphasise that hearings are conducted and managed by independent Panels which are at arm's length from the HCPC. 

3. Full details of this hearing will be posted online

4. See information about the HCPC’s fitness to practise proceedings

5. Anyone can contact us and raise a concern about a professional on our Register. This includes members of the public, employers, the police and other professionals. For more information visit

6. The HCPC currently regulates the following 16 professions. Each of these professions has one or more ‘protected titles’. Anyone who uses one of these titles must register with the HCPC. Full list of protected titles

  • Arts therapists
  • Biomedical scientists
  • Chiropodists / podiatrists
  • Clinical scientists
  • Dietitians
  • Hearing aid dispensers
  • Occupational therapists
  • Operating department practitioners
  • Orthoptists
  • Paramedics
  • Physiotherapists
  • Practitioner psychologists
  • Prosthetists / orthotists
  • Radiographers
  • Social workers in England
  • Speech and language therapists

7. The HCPC regulates social workers in England. Social workers in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales are separately regulated by the relevant Care Council in that country.

8. Registrants can appeal the panel’s decision. Appeals are made directly to the High Court in England or Wales, the Court of Session in Scotland or the High Court of Justice in Northern Ireland. Appeals must be made within 28 days of when the Notice of Decision and Order is served. The Panel’s order does not take effect until the appeal period has expired or the appeal has concluded.