Social Worker Struck Off Following Conviction for Sexual Assault

Social worker Robert Throne has been struck off the HCPC Register after being convicted of one count of sexual assault at Northumberland Magistrates Court on 8 January 2015.

HCPC - Health and Care Professions Council

A panel of the HCPC Conduct and Competence Committee heard that at the time the assault took place, Mr Throne was employed as a Joint Care Manager Assistant by Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust. This role did not require registration as a social worker.

The Panel further heard that Mr Throne was sentenced to a fine of