Social worker Kevin Turner has been struck off the HCPC Register on grounds of misconduct and dishonesty between 3 February and 11 May 2013.
A panel of the HCPC Conduct and Competence Committee heard evidence of allegations which included claiming to have conducted a telephone interview when this was not the case; falsifying a referee on a reference and falsely declaring that he had not been subject to any form of complaint, dismissal or disciplinary proceedings.
The Panel further heard that Mr Turner admitted to completing a reference for an application for employment with Caritas Recruitment Agency in his wife’s name and submitting the false reference from his wife’s email account.
Panel Chair Judith Walker commented:
“The Panel finds little evidence of insight into or reflection upon the impact of his actions on service users and others.
The Panel is of the view that he continues to pose a risk to the public as an HCPC registrant and it is not in the public interest for him to remain free to practise as a social worker were he to return to the profession.”
The Panel concluded to strike the name of Mr Kevin Turner from the register from 4 August 2016 with an interim order to cover the appeal period.
Kevin Turner was not present nor represented at the hearing.