Social worker struck off on grounds of conviction


Mr Simon Manning (SW102430) has been struck off the HCPC Register on the grounds of misconduct whilst registered as a social worker and employed by Manchester City Council.

A panel of the HCPTS heard that Mr Manning’s failings included not consistently undertaking home visits to Child A within the statutory timeframes, and of creating records which suggested that he attended three further visits to Child A which in fact did not take place.

The Panel further heard that Mr Manning created a Child and Family Assessment, recording that he had had input from Child A’s parents when in fact he had not consulted them. 

Panel Chair, Leslie White, commented: 

“The Registrant’s misconduct involved a deliberate breach of trust. The misconduct was calculated and repeated over a sustained period of time, and with limited demonstrable insight and the absence of any evidence of remediation it is not possible to protect the public and the reputation of the profession other than by imposing a Striking Off Order.”

The Panel ordered for the name of Mr Simon Manning to be struck off the HCPC Register. 

Mr Manning 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. 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. 

3. Full details of this hearing will be posted online

4. See information about the HCPC’s fitness to practise proceedings

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. Full list of protected titles

  • 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.