Social worker struck off on grounds of conviction

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Social worker struck off

Moses Uriah Reid (SW31964) has been struck off the HCPC Register on the grounds of conviction whilst registered as a social worker with the HCPC.

A panel of the HCPTS heard that Mr Reid was convicted at Birmingham Crown Court of four counts of indecent assault on a female and two counts of attempted rape.

The Panel heard the complainant was a girl believed to be aged around four or five years when the offending began. Mr Reid was jailed for ten years and indefinitely placed on the Sex Offender’s Register.

Panel Chair Rachel Cook commented:

“The Panel is of the view that the case is extremely serious, and that was reflected in the ten year custodial sentence which Mr Reid received. The Panel had regard to the sentencing judge’s remarks that this was a case of abuse of trust. The Panel concluded that Mr Reid had no insight into his offending.”

The Panel ordered for the name of Moses Uriah Reid to be struck off the HCPC Register.

Mr Reid was neither present nor represented at the hearing.

-ENDS-


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. https://www.hcpts-uk.org/aboutus/roleofhcptribunalservice


3. Full details of this hearing will be posted online here: https://www.hcpts-uk.org/hearings/listing/201706221000-final_hearing-sw31964

4. Information about the HCPC’s fitness to practise proceedings can be found on the HCPC website here: www.hcpc-uk.org/complaints

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 www.hcpc-uk.org/complaints

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. To see the full list of protected titles please see www.hcpc-uk.org/aboutregistration/protectedtitles
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.