Social Worker, John Colin Jackson, Struck Off Following Substantive Review Hearing

Social worker John Colin Jackson has been struck off the HCPC Register following a third review of a suspension order imposed on 27 November 2014.

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A panel of the HCPC Conduct and Competence Committee heard that Mr Jackson was originally suspended for six months on the grounds of misconduct whilst employed as a social worker with Essex County Council and seconded to the North Essex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

The Panel further heard that Mr Jackson’s failing related to the use of his work computer to access websites containing adult pornographic material on around 1296 occasions. A report from the North Essex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust found adult pornographic material accounted for 40 per cent of his internet usage.

Panel Chair Claire Bonnet commented:

“Given that there had been no new information before the Panel, the Panel considered that Mr Jackson’s fitness to practise remains impaired. This is because he has failed to indicate how he has kept his practise up to date, there is no documentation to demonstrate insight, no verifiable details have been provided since the last hearing as to how any recurrent stress would be managed to avoid the circumstances that gave rise to the original misconduct.”

The Panel directed for the name of John Colin Jackson to be struck from the HCPC Register following the expiry of the current order.

Mr Jackson was neither present nor represented at the hearing.