Elaisah Grace Badda (SW19933) has been struck off the HCPC Register on grounds of his conviction whilst registered as a social worker for the London Borough of Barnet.
A panel of the HCPTS Conduct and Competence Committee heard that Mr Badda was convicted on 11 October 2016 at Harrow Crown Court for dishonestly making false representations to make gain for self / another or cause loss to other / expose other to risk; and two counts of fraud by abuse of position.
The Panel further heard that after pleas of guilty Mr Badda was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment suspended for 24 months on each count to run concurrently. He was also ordered to complete 150 hours unpaid work and a compensation order in the sum of £10,090 was made in favour of the London Borough of Barnet.
Panel Chair Mr Donald Brown commented:
“The Panel did not fully accept Mr Badda’s contention that he had cooperated with the criminal investigation. He denied these frauds in interview and only entered pleas of guilty to 2 of 3 counts on the indictment at the very last moment.
These acts of dishonesty, in the view of the Panel, are not capable of remediation. They are wholly incompatible with the basic tenets of social work, those being honesty and integrity.”
The Panel ordered for the name of Elaisah Grace Badda to be struck off the HCPC Register with an interim order to cover the appeal period.
Mr Badda was not present and represented by K Atanda 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. Full details of this hearing will be posted online here: https://www.hcpts-uk.org/hearings/listing/201706091000-final_hearing-sw19933
3. Information about the HCPC’s fitness to practise proceedings can be found on the HCPC website here: www.hcpc-uk.org/complaints
4. 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 www.hcpc-uk.org/complaints
5. 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. To see the full list of protected titles please see www.hcpc-uk.org/aboutregistration/protectedtitles
Chiropodists / podiatrists
Hearing aid dispensers
Operating department practitioners
Prosthetists / orthotists
Social workers in England
Speech and language therapists
6. 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.