Social Worker Struck Off Following Third Review of Suspension Order

Social worker Joanna Clare Burgess has been struck off the HCPC Register following a review of a suspension order first imposed in June 2013 resulting from misconduct.

A panel of the HCPC Conduct and Competence Committee conducted a third review of a suspension order first imposed for 12 months in June 2013 and reviewed and extended in June 2014 and June 2015. Mrs Burgess was originally suspended after being convicted of using threatening or insulting words or disorderly behaviour within the hearing or sight of a person likely to be caused harassment, alarm or distress, at Kettering Magistrates Court in November 2012.

The Panel concluded that Mrs Burgess