Social workers struck off or reported to the HCPC

Roedd y cais yn rhannol lwyddiannus.

Dear Health and Care Professions Council,

1. Between 1st January 2013 to 25th August 2019, how many social workers have been struck off by the HCPC?
Please provide the total number per year for all Counties in England for both Children's Social Services and Adult Social Services.

2. Of those social workers struck off by the HCPC, during the period 1st January 2013 to 25th August 2019, how many were employed, contracted or commissioned by Herefordshire Council?
Please provide separate figures for children's Social Services & Adults Social Services for each year.

3. Between 1st January 2013 and 25th August 2019, how many members of the public, or colleagues of social workers, reported to the HCPC a social worker was practising or using the title 'social worker' without first being registered with the HCPC?
Please provide separate figures for both Adults Social Services and Children's Social Services for all counties in England per year.

4. Between 1st January 2013 and 25th August 2019, how many members of the public, or colleagues of social workers, reported to the HCPC a social worker employed, contracted or commissioned by Herefordshire Council was practising or using the title 'social worker' without first being registered with the HCPC?
Please provide separate figures for Adults Social Services Services and Children's Social Services per year.

Yours faithfully,

Chris Bury

Gadawodd Chris Bury anodiad ()

For reference, The Care Standards Act 2000; denotes it is a criminal offence for a social worker to be practising or misuse the title 'social worker' without first being registered with the HCPC.

https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/200...

http://data.parliament.uk/DepositedPaper...

FOI, Health and Care Professions Council

Dear Chris Bury

 

Thank you for your email dated 26 August 2019, in which you ask for
information about fitness to practise and protection of title cases the
HCPC has received about social workers.

 

We are treating this as a request under the Freedom of Information Act
2000 (FOIA).

 

We will deal with your request as promptly as possible and at the latest,
within 20 working days of receiving it, as required by the FOIA. If you
have any queries about your request please do contact us using this email
address, or the address below.

 

The reference number for your request is FR06347.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Freedom of Information

 

Health and Care Professions Council

Park House, 184 - 186 Kennington Park Road

London SE11 4BU

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Dear FOI,

Please note the time that has elapsed, more than 20 days, since submission of request on 26 August 2019.

Yours sincerely,

Chris Bury

FOI, Health and Care Professions Council

Our Ref. FR06347

 

 

Dear Chris Bury

 

Thank you for your email dated 26 August 2019, in which you ask for
information about fitness to practise and protection of title cases the
HCPC has received about social workers.

 

Your request has been handled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
(FOIA).

 

Please find below our response to your questions.

 

1. Between 1st January 2013 to 25th August 2019, how many social workers
have been struck off by the HCPC?

Please provide the total number per year for all Counties in England for
both Children's Social Services and Adult Social Services.

 

385 social workers were removed from the Health and Care Professions
Council’s (HCPC’s) professional register between 1 January 2013 and 25
August 2019.

 

2. Of those social workers struck off by the HCPC, during the period 1st
January 2013 to 25th August 2019, how many were employed, contracted or
commissioned by Herefordshire Council?

Please provide separate figures for children's Social Services & Adults
Social Services for each year.

 

None of the allegations made by the HCPC against those 385 social workers
refer to Herefordshire Council. We are unable to comment on how many were
“employed”, “contracted”, or “commissioned” as this information is not
routinely captured or available to be analysed. Similarly, we are unable
to provide separate numbers for adult and children social services, as
this information is not routinely captured for each case.

 

3. Between 1st January 2013 and 25th August 2019, how many members of the
public, or colleagues of social workers, reported to the HCPC a social
worker was practising or using the title 'social worker' without first
being registered with the HCPC?

Please provide separate figures for both Adults Social Services and
Children's Social Services for all counties in England per year.

 

We received a total of 146 Protection of Title cases relating to social
worker registrants. As above, we are unable to provide separate numbers
for adult and children social services, as this information is not
routinely captured for each case.

 

4. Between 1st January 2013 and 25th August 2019, how many members of the
public, or colleagues of social workers, reported to the HCPC a social
worker employed, contracted or commissioned by Herefordshire Council was
practising or using the title 'social worker' without first being
registered with the HCPC?

Please provide separate figures for Adults Social Services Services and
Children's Social Services per year.

 

We are unable to provide the number of protection of title cases that
relate to Herefordshire Council as the information is not held in an
easily accessible format. We would need to conduct a manual review of each
protection of title social worker case to extract this information. This
would exceed the appropriate cost limit under Section 12 of the FOIA.

 

Staff time can be charged at £25 per hour, this equates to 18 hours before
the limit is met. We estimate to access each file and extract the
information you have requested would take 10 minutes per case.

 

Between 1 January 2013 to 25 August 2019, there have been 147 protection
of title social worker cases. 147 multiplied by 10 minutes equates to 24
hours, therefore exceeding the cost limit.

 

Internal review

 

If you are unhappy with the way your request for information has been
handled, you can request a review by writing to:

 

Governance Department

Health and Care Professions Council

Park House

184 - 186 Kennington Park Road

London

SE11 4BU

 

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If you remain dissatisfied with the handling of your request or complaint,
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Cheshire

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Telephone: 0303 123 1113 

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There is no charge for making an appeal.

 

Kind regards

 

Freedom of Information

 

Health and Care Professions Council

Park House, 184 - 186 Kennington Park Road

London SE11 4BU

[3]www.hcpc-uk.org

 

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