Social Worker, Paul Todd, Struck Off Following Substantive Review Hearing

Social worker Paul Todd has been struck off the HCPC Register following a second review of a suspension order originally imposed at a final hearing on 16 October 2014.

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A panel of the HCPC Conduct and Competence Committee heard that Mr Todd was originally suspended for a period of twelve months on the grounds of misconduct and a lack of competence whilst employed as a social worker with the London Borough of Bexley.

The Panel further heard that Mr Todd’s failings included not progressing a number of cases in a timely manner, not wearing gloves when instructed to while visiting Service User G and not following clear medical instructions resulting in a service user being put at risk.

Panel Chair David Clark commented:

“The Panel has determined that Mr Todd’s fitness to practise remains impaired. There is no evidence that he has taken any additional steps to remediate his misconduct or lack of competence. The risk of serious harm to the public remains. A finding of current impairment is also necessary in order to maintain public confidence in the social work profession.”

The Panel concluded to strike the name of Paul Todd from the HCPC Register with effect from the expiry of the current suspension order.

Mr Todd was neither present nor represented at the hearing.