Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Social worker struck off after biting son


Woman whose sons were placed on protection register should not be in position of responsibility for other children, panel rules
A children's social worker was struck off the professional register today after biting her son while under the influence of alcohol.
The General Social Care Council (GSCC) said it could not name the individual or reveal the local authority where she worked. It received medical evidence that she suffered from an abnormal personality and longstanding mental health issues.
The case was heard in private by a conduct committee in Birmingham, under rules that guaranteed the social worker's anonymity. She did not attend.
The committee accepted evidence that the woman's two sons were considered at risk of emotional abuse and placed on the child protection register for 11 weeks in 2003.

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