Robert Norman Simpson (SW 35244) has been struck off the HCPC Register on grounds of misconduct whilst employed as an Independent Social Worker.
A panel of the HCPTS heard that between 2015 and 2016 Mr Simpson failed to provide reports to multiple clients, including Solicitors and Service Users, which had been paid for in advance to be completed.
The Panel further heard that reports in question included a Parenting Assessment, Social Impact Reports and Community Care Assessments. Mr Simpson also failed to respond to repeated attempts to contact him by the clients.
Panel Chair Caroline Healy commented:
“Mr Simpson has not provided any evidence of insight or remorse. He has breached a fundamental tenet of the profession and the Panel has determined that there is a significant risk of repetition of his misconduct.
In that light, the Panel determined that even the maximum period of suspension would neither serve to protect the public in the long term nor protect the wider public interest.”
The Panel directed to strike the name of Mr Robert Norman Simpson from the Register from the 24 November 2017 with an interim order to cover the appeal period.
Mr Simpson was neither present nor represented at the hearing.