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Social worker suspended following substantive review

08/11/2017 - 16:31

Social worker suspended following substantive review

Social worker Carol Anne Indge (SW51249) has been suspended from the HCPC Register for a further six months following a first review of a suspension order originally imposed on 22 February 2017.

A panel of the HCPTS heard that Mrs Indge was originally suspended for eight months on the grounds of misconduct whilst employed as a senior practitioner social worker at Westminster City Council.

The Panel further heard that Mrs Indge’s original failings included not completing final court statements and / or final care plans before a court imposed deadline elapsed, and not conducting and / or recording visits.

Panel Chair Sarah Hamilton commented:

“The nature of the misconduct was too serious not to make an order. The case concerned multiple failures in relation to vulnerable service users, so there was a continuing risk to the public in the absence of further information.”

The Panel ordered for the name of Carol Anne Indge to be suspended from the HCPC Register for a further six months.

Mrs Indge was neither present nor represented at the hearing.

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Notes to Editors:

1. The Health and Care Professions Council is an independent regulator set up by the Health and Social Work Professions Order 2001. The HCPC keeps a register for 16 different health and care professions and only registers people who meet the standards it sets for their training, professional skills, behaviour and health. The HCPC will take action against professionals who do not meet these standards or who use a protected title illegally.

2. The Health and Care Professions Tribunal Service (HCPTS) is the fitness to practise adjudication service of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Although it is part of the HCPC, the distinct identity of the HCPTS seeks to emphasise that hearings are conducted and managed by independent Panels which are at arm's length from the HCPC. https://www.hcpts-uk.org/aboutus/roleofhcptribunalservice


3. Full details of this hearing will be posted online here: https://www.hcpts-uk.org/hearings/listing/201710231200-review_hearing-sw51249
4. Information about the HCPC’s fitness to practise proceedings can be found on the HCPC website here: www.hcpc-uk.org/complaints

5. Anyone can contact us and raise a concern about a professional on our Register. This includes members of the public, employers, the police and other professionals. For more information visit www.hcpc-uk.org/complaints

6. The HCPC currently regulates the following 16 professions. Each of these professions has one or more ‘protected titles’. Anyone who uses one of these titles must register with the HCPC. To see the full list of protected titles please see www.hcpc-uk.org/aboutregistration/protectedtitles
Arts therapists
Biomedical scientists
Chiropodists / podiatrists
Clinical scientists
Dietitians
Hearing aid dispensers
Occupational therapists
Operating department practitioners
Orthoptists
Paramedics
Physiotherapists
Practitioner psychologists
Prosthetists / orthotists
Radiographers
Social workers in England
Speech and language therapists

7. The HCPC regulates social workers in England. Social workers in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales are separately regulated by the relevant Care Council in that country.

8. Registrants can appeal the panel’s decision. Appeals are made directly to the High Court in England or Wales, the Court of Session in Scotland or the High Court of Justice in Northern Ireland. Appeals must be made within 28 days of when the Notice of Decision and Order is served. The Panel’s order does not take effect until the appeal period has expired or the appeal has concluded.

Caitlin Drysdale
44 (0)20 7840 9806




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