Social worker suspended on grounds of misconduct

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Social worker suspended

Yvonne Caron Jean Mieville (SW59940) has been suspended from the HCPC Register for a period of twelve months on the grounds of misconduct whilst employed as a social worker with Dorset County Council.

A panel of the HCPTS heard that Ms Mieville was responsible for a number of failings, including not assessing concerns and / or child sex exploitation risks regarding the partner of Child C.

The Panel further heard that Ms Mieville did not advise her manager and / or speak to the mother of Child H about a sex offender being asked to babysit the child. She also failed to risk assess and / or address concerns regarding an incident of domestic violence involving the partner of Child H’s mother.

Panel chair William Nelson commented:

“The matters found proved involved vulnerable or potentially vulnerable service users. Miss Mieville had a responsibility for their care and welfare. She neglected that duty.”

The Panel ordered for the name of Yvonne Caron Jean Mieville to be suspended from the HCPC Register for a period of twelve months.

Ms Mieville 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. Full details of this hearing will be posted online here:

3. Information about the HCPC’s fitness to practise proceedings can be found on the HCPC website here:

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

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
Arts therapists
Biomedical scientists
Chiropodists / podiatrists
Clinical scientists
Hearing aid dispensers
Occupational therapists
Operating department practitioners
Practitioner psychologists
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.

7. 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.