Lindsay Ellen Green has been struck off the HCPC Register on the grounds of misconduct whilst employed as a social worker with Rochdale Borough Council.
A panel of the HCPC Conduct and Competence Committee heard that concerns about Ms Green arose following a number of case file audits undertaken following Operation Span, an investigation commenced by Greater Manchester Police into the sexual exploitation of children and young people in the Rochdale area which led to the criminal prosecution and conviction of nine men.
The Panel further heard that Ms Green’s failing related to five cases, and included failing to undertake visits, not questioning Child 1’s lack of embarrassment when talking about sexual matters, not reporting that police involvement was needed to access the home of Child 1 and not undertaking adequate assessment of the risks to Child 2 of sexual exploitation.
Panel Chair Lesley White commented:
“The facts of the particulars found proved evidenced similar themes of Ms Green failing to visit vulnerable children, not undertaking adequate risk assessments, failing to collate information, not communicating all relevant information to other professionals involved in the care of the children and not keeping adequate records. Her failures posed a significant risk to the welfare of the children and young people in this case. All five were very vulnerable and had been referred to the Council’s Children’s Services because of serious concerns about them at that specific time, including sexual exploitation.”
The Panel directed for the name of Lindsay Ellen Green be struck off the Register.
Ms Green was neither present nor represented at the hearing.