Social Worker Conduct Hearing Scheduled

A hearing into the conduct of a Registered Social Worker from Newcastle upon Tyne will be held from 9 to 11 July 2007 by the social care workforce regulator for England the General Social Care Council (GSCC).

The Registered Social Worker is alleged to have committed misconduct and breached the GSCC’s Code of Practice for Social Care Workers by failing to respond to an emergency situation in which a service user required immediate medical attention. The registrant also subsequently failed to report details of the incident to their employer and failed to inform the emergency services of the service user’s medical history.

All Registered Social Workers are accountable for their conduct and practice. Action can be taken if they breach the code of practice. They can be removed from the Social Care Register if it is considered that they are no longer suitable to be a Registered Social Worker.