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Hearings and decisions

Upcoming hearings and decisions made by our adjudicators

Elizabeth Ellen Bowden

Registration number

SW40003

Allegations

Whilst registered as a Social Worker:

1. In respect of Family B:

a. Did not adhere to the Care Plan in that, on one or more unknown dates, you agreed and/or allowed children to stay overnight with Parent B2;

b. Not proved;

c. Not proved.

2. In respect of Family C, did not comply with the agreed plan set out at the LAC review dated 21 May 2015, in that you allowed and/or failed to address unsupervised contact between Person C and children of Family C.

3. In respect of Family A:

a. Between 4 December 2014 until 3 March 2015, did not undertake statutory visits and/or record completing statutory visits in respect of the children.

b. Did not return and/or record returning phone calls to Person A following phone contact from Person A on:

i. 27 November 2014;

ii. 12 January 2015;

iii. 19 January 2015;

iv. 22 January 2015.

c. Did not make a timely application to the Court to discharge a Care Order dated August 2013, following the LAC review recommendation on 3 September 2014.

d. Did not advise Family A of the postponement of the LAC review, from 26 February 2015 to 11 March 2015.

4. Not proved.

5. The matters described at paragraphs 1(a), 2, 3(a)(c) and (d) amount to misconduct.

6. Not proved.

7. By reason of your misconduct your fitness to practice is impaired.

Outcome

Removal

Notes

The order made by the adjudicators will be recorded on the register on the expiry of the current order made on 22 May 2019, for 12 months, or on conclusion of any appeal which is made, whichever is later.