Social worker Lemuel Peter has been struck off the HCPC Register for breaching professional boundaries whilst employed at South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.
A panel of the HCPC Conduct and Competence Committee heard that Mr Peter engaged in a sexual relationship with Service User A between April 2011 and August 2011 and bought Service User A gifts of a personal nature.
The Panel further heard that Mr Peter had given Service User B a hug that was not wanted or solicited and had been totally out of context. Following which Service User B requested not to have future dealings with Mr Peter.
Panel Chair Claire Bonnet commented: