Mr Kwabena Boateng (SW421846) has been struck off the HCPC Register following the second review of suspension order which was first imposed on 24 August 2016 and first reviewed on 24 March 2017.
A panel of the HCPC Conduct and Competence Committee heard that a Mr Boateng was originally give a Caution Order for the maximum period of five years which was reviewed on 24 March 2017 and replaced with a six month suspension order.
The Panel further heard that Mr Boateng had failed to inform his employer, Northamptonshire County Council, or the HCPC, of approximately four allegations of domestic violence against Mrs A and / or Child A and of Child B in which he was the perpetrator. These allegations were found to be proved at a fact-finding hearing in The Family Court at Leicester.
Panel Chair Debbie Hill commented:
“The Panel had regard to Mr Boateng’s continued lack of meaningful insight and denial as to the effect of the Family Court findings of fact on his ability to practise as a social worker. The Panel also had regard to the sanctions of the Caution Order and suspension previously imposed. In all the circumstances of this case, the Panel concluded that the only appropriate and proportionate sanction was a Striking Off Order.”
The Panel ordered for the name of Kwabena Boateng to be removed from the Register with immediate effect.
Mr Boateng was present and represented himself 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/201703241000-review_hearing-sw21846
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.