Social worker Ms Binsy Babu has been struck off the HCPC register on grounds of misconduct for fraudulently procuring entry onto the General Social Care Council’s Register in 2012 and, on the transfer of powers on 1 August 2012, the HCPC Register.
A panel of the HCPC Conduct and Competence Committee heard that Ms Babu was recruited by the Royal Borough of Greenwich from India through an agency in November 2014. The panel heard that Ms Babu’s registration was called into question after it was found that she had allowed Person A, to endorse her application for registration.
The panel further heard that Person A was neither qualified nor suitable to endorse Ms Babu to do so as he was not her employer and due to their personal relationship. Person A subsequently exposed his alleged role in the Registrant’s registration process to Greenwich Council, who then carried out an internal investigation, and to the HCPC.
Panel Chair Sarah Baalham commented:
“The matters found, relating to fraudulent registration, are such that they are not capable of personal remediation. Further there’s is no evidence that at any point before Greenwich’s investigatory process had been completed, that Ms Babu had taken any step to expose the underlying flaw in her registration.”
The panel concluded that the nature and gravity are such that anything less than a striking off order would be inappropriate.
The Panel directed for the name of Binsy Babu to be removed from the HCPC Register with an Interim Order to cover the appeal period.
Ms Binsy Babu was not present nor represented at the hearing.