Nokuthula Agnes Mlam Bokwe has been struck off the HCPC Register following a review of a 12 month suspension order originally imposed on 11 January 2017 on grounds of misconduct whilst employed as a social worker with Shropshire Council.
A panel of the HCPC Conduct and Competence Committee heard that the allegations against Ms Bokwe related to seven cases she was assigned whilst working in the Safeguarding Department in Children’s Social Work, where she was responsible for working with children in need and care.
The Panel further heard that Ms Bokwe’s failings included not ensuring and / or recording that a police check was carried out on a person interacting with Service User B; not liaising with and / or recording that she liaised with other agencies involved with Family F including the school and police; and not seeing and / or recording that she had seen the four children of Family A alone and had undertaken a police check.
Panel Chair Khairun Butt commented:
“Mrs Bokwe placed vulnerable service users at risk of harm and undermined public trust and confidence in the profession. By not engaging with the HCPC and providing any evidence of insight or remediation, as suggested by the last Panel, Mrs Bokwe has effectively demonstrated her unwillingness or inability to remediate.”
The Panel ordered for the name of Nokuthula Agnes Mlam Bokwe to be struck off the HCPC Register.
Ms Bokwe was neither present nor represented at the hearing.