Social worker Julie V Andrews has been struck off the HCPC Register on grounds of misconduct and dishonesty.
A panel of the HCPC Conduct and Competence Committee heard that Mrs Andrews declared on a job application for Rethink Mental Illness dated 9 July 2010 that she was a member of the General Social Care Council (GSCC) when she had in fact been struck off the GSCC Register on 22 September 2009. Mrs Andrews had originally been removed from the GSCC Register following a conviction for an offence of obtaining property by deception and an offence of dishonestly making a false representation.
The Panel further heard that Mrs Andrews failed to tell the Panel of the HCPC’s Conduct and Competence Committee during a restoration hearing, at any time, that she had been removed from the bank of staff registered at Rethink Mental Illness and / or of the reasons why. Mrs Andrews also submitted a statements to the Conduct and Competence Committee which were found to be untrue.
Panel Chair Penny Griffith commented:
“Given her repeated dishonesty, The Panel has concluded that there is a high likelihood of repetition of similar behaviour. All dishonest behaviour is serious, but lying to your regulatory body in order to gain restoration to the Register is particularly serious”.
The Panel concluded to remove the name of Julie V Andrews from the Register from the 28 November 2016 with an interim order to cover the appeal period.
Julie V Andrews was not present and was not represented at the hearing.