Social worker Wolfgang Hermann Lenze has been struck off the HCPC Register following a first review of a suspension order originally imposed at a final hearing on 25 November 2015.
A panel of the HCPC Conduct and Competence Committee heard that Mr Lenze was originally suspended for a period of twelve months on the grounds of misconduct whilst employed as a social worker for Kent County Council.
The Panel further heard that Mr Lenze’s failings related to two families, and included failing to conduct a viability assessment in relation to the children in Family A’s grandmother, failing to make reasonable attempts to see children in Family B and subsequently failing to complete an ALERT under child protection procedures.
Panel Chair Panela Mansell commented:
“The Panel is satisfied that Mr Lenze’s original misconduct was remediable. However, there is continuing unwillingness on his part to resolve matters. The Panel is satisfied that, given the lack of evidence of insight, remorse and remediation, Mr Lenze is unable or unwilling to resolve or remedy his previous failings.”
The Panel concluded to strike the name of Wolfgang Hermann Lenze from the HCPC Register following the expiry of the current order.
Mr Lenze was neither present nor represented at the hearing.