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Hearings and decisions

Upcoming hearings and decisions made by our adjudicators

Paul David Reed

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Whilst employed as a Social Worker by Devon County Council:

1. On 14 October 2015 you visited Service User X at Y Care Centre to complete a Welfare Visit and you:

a. Did not report the alleged inappropriate sexual behaviour of Service User X as detailed in the Behaviour Records between 3 September 2015 and 12 October 2015 to:

i. the Manager at the Y Care Centre to raise a Safeguarding Concern;

ii. a Manager at Devon County Council.

b. Did not ensure that Service User X accessed appropriate intervention in light of concerns raised in paragraph 1(a) namely that you did not report these matters to the Community Mental Health Team to conduct an assessment.

c. Did not review all of Service User X’s care notes and/or records and/or did not record that you had reviewed them.

d. Did not make contact with and/or record contacting Colleague A about Service User X, even though they had previously completed a Welfare Review on Service User X on 4 September 2015.

2. On 28 October 2015 you completed a Mental Capacity Act assessment regarding Service User X and completed the assessment:

a. Without the prior permission of your manager, which was not in accordance with the safeguarding procedure.

b. Prior to the Safeguarding Strategy meeting took place, which was not in accordance with the safeguarding procedure.

3. Your actions described in paragraphs 1 – 2 amount to misconduct and/or lack of competence.

4. By reason of your misconduct and/or lack of competence, your fitness to practise is impaired.




The order made by the adjudicators will be recorded on the register on the expiry of the current order made on 30 November 2018, for 18 months, or on conclusion of any appeal which is made, whichever is later.