Social worker suspended on grounds of misconduct

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Social worker suspended

Seedy Saidykhan (SW88228) has been suspended from the HCPC Register for a period of twelve months on the grounds of misconduct whilst employed as a social worker at Buckinghamshire County Council.

A panel of the HCPTS heard that whilst working with adults who had learning difficulties Mr Saidykhan submitted a Mental Capacity Assessment for Client A without conducting a review of the client’s ability to make a decision about extra respite care.

The Panel further heard that in relation to Client B, Mr Saidykhan did not conduct a Mental Capacity Assessment prior to making a decision regarding their ability to manage a payment of a direct grant. Mr Saidykhan also failed to allow Client C’s parents to support them during a Mental Capacity Assessment meeting.

Panel Chair Rachel O’Connell commented:

“The Panel has not heard that Mr Saidykhan has attempted to remedy any of his misconduct or shortcomings. The Panel has therefore concluded that there is a high risk of repetition of the misconduct. The Panel also considered that, given the dishonest component of his misconduct, the public would expect a finding of impairment.”

The Panel ordered for the name of Seedy Saidykhan to be suspended from the HCPC Register for a period of twelve months.

Mr Saidykhan was not present and 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.

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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. 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

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.