Social Worker Struck Off for Inappropriate Relationship

Social worker Claire Runkee has been struck off the HCPC Register for engaging in a sexual relationship with Child A, who was subject to a Care Order and with Calderdale Council, whilst employed by Hull City Council.

HCPC - Health and Care Professions Council

A panel of the HCPC Conduct and Competence Committee heard that Miss Runkee developed a sexual relationship with the 16 year old Child A between 1 January and 13 February 2015.

The Panel further heard that conversations between Miss Runkee and Child A showed that she had placed pressure on Child A not to tell anyone about their relationship.

Panel Chair Gill Madden commented: