Social worker suspended on grounds of misconduct

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Social worker suspended

Sayra Bibi (SW68739) has been suspended from the HCPC Register for a period of ten months on grounds of misconduct whilst employed as a social worker for the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC).

A panel of the HCPC Conduct and Competence Committee heard that concerns arose regarding the Ms Bibi’s productivity specifically that she was not completing work to the required standard or agreed deadlines. In addition, comments made by Ms Bibi about her allocated families raised concerns relating to her understanding of the children and families she was working with.

The Panel further heard that in February 2016 a formal investigation was carried out by Ms Bibi’s employer following a specific incident in which she was due to visit Child A, however the case record had shown no indication that this had taken place. The investigation also concentrated on Ms Bibi’s wider practice.

Panel Chair Penny Griffith commented:

“The Panel considered that although Ms Bibi had demonstrated some insight and remorse, she had yet to develop sufficient insight into the potential harm which her misconduct could have caused and the damage done to her profession as a result. The Panel also noted Ms Bibi’s own admission that she is not yet in a position to practise safely as a social worker and required time to achieve full remediation.”

The Panel ordered for the name of Sayra Bibi to be suspended from the HCPC Register period of ten months.

Mr Sayra Bibi was not present via telephone on Day 1 and 2 and appeared in person on Day 3 and was not represented.


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.