Mr Jeyaram Srinivasan (SW 102361) has been struck off the HCPC Register on grounds of his conviction whilst registered as a social worker in England.
A panel of the HCPTS heard that on 20 July 2016 Mr Srinivasan was convicted of assaulting Person A on 15 April 2016 by beating her Contrary to section 39 of the Criminal Justice Act 1988 at Bexley Magistrates’ Court.
The Panel further heard that Mr Srinivasan initially entered a ‘not guilty’ plea, but at Bexley Magistrates’ Court on 28 June 2016, the day of the trial, he changed his plea to ‘guilty’. The sentence imposed was 18 months Community Order with a Programme Requirement and a Rehabilitation Activity Requirement; a Victim Surcharge of £85.00 and Costs of £300.
Panel Chair Clive Powell commented:
“The Panel concluded that there was no evidence that Mr Srinivasan was either willing or able to resolve the underlying attitudinal failure which culminated in the Common Assault conviction. In the absence of any insight, the Panel concluded that Mr Srinivasan’s conduct could not be remedied.”
The Panel ordered for the name of Jeyaram Srinivasan to be struck off the HCPC Register with an interim order to cover the appeal period.
Mr Srinivasan 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: https://www.hcpts-uk.org/hearings/listing/201708251000-final_hearing-sw102361
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.
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.