Social worker Mark Anthony Henry has been struck of the HCPC Register on grounds of misconduct and dishonesty whilst employed by North Somerset Council.
A panel of the HCPTS heard that during the course of Mr Henry’s employment concerns arose in relation to his failure to attend statutory meetings and the falsification of records of contact in relation to Service User C.
The Panel further heard that Mr Henry was suspended from his employment on 11 February 2016 pending an internal investigation. The Panel also heard oral evidence from Mr Henry’s line manager and the Investigating Officer and found the witnesses credible and consistent.
Panel Chair Brian Wroe commented:
“The Panel is satisfied that there was a serious falling short of the standards to be expected of a social worker. The false records giving rise to allegation 3 (b)(i) – 3 (b) (v) relate to a 6 week period and involved five visits which did not take place. When these matters were investigated Mr Henry gave, and maintained, an untrue account in interview.”
The Panel concluded that the only appropriate sanction in this case was to strike the name of Mr Mark Anthony Henry from the Register from the effective date 31 August 2017 with an interim order to cover the appeal period.
Mr Henry was neither present nor represented at the hearing.