Social worker Barbara Marjorie Davis has been struck off the HCPC Register on grounds of misconduct whilst employed for Luton Council after a review of her HR portfolio, supervision records and training records raised concerns about her practise.
A panel of the HCPC Conduct and Competence Committee heard that failings included not completing care and / or risk assessments and / or closure summaries in a timely manner; not progressing a carer’s direct payment in a timely manner; and failing to undertake and or complete support plans in relation to multiple service users.
The Panel further heard that failings included not completing a risk assessment for Service User A in February 2012 with records showing that she had still not completed the risk assessment by the time Service User A had died in hospital on 18 April 2012.
Panel Chair Penny Griffith commented:
“The Panel considered that Mrs Davis consistently and deliberately failed to perform her duties as a registered social worker. The Panel was satisfied that failures to complete care and / or risk assessment and / or support plans by the required dates or within the required time frames was serious. It could potentially cause harm to service users and damage the reputation of the profession and amounted to misconduct.”
The panel concluded that the only appropriate and proportionate sanction in this case was a striking off order and directed for the name of Mrs Barbara Marjorie Davis to be removed from the register with immediate effect.
Mrs Barbara Marjorie Davis was neither present nor represented at the hearing.