Giovanna Paola Tutton (SW68715) has been struck off the HCPC Register on the grounds of misconduct whilst employed as a social worker for Croydon Council.
A panel of the HCPTS heard that between 8 January 2013 and 10 April 2015 Mrs Tutton made a number of false claims on behalf of service users for section 17 payments, which she collected.
The Panel further heard that the financial irregularities were reported by Mrs Tutton’s colleagues.
Panel Chair Claire Cheetham commented:
“Mrs Tutton has not engaged at all with the HCPC in these proceedings and has not attended this hearing. She has produced neither references nor testimonials nor any information about her practice since the date of the matters to which these proceedings relate. The Panel considered that there was a serious risk of repetition.”
The Panel ordered for the name of Giovanna Paola Tutton to be struck off the HCPC Register.
Mrs Tutton was neither present nor represented at the hearing.