The General Social Care Council has cautioned a London social worker for misrepresenting her role in correspondence and taking extended leave from work without informing her employer of her return date.
A GSCC conduct committee placed a two-year admonishment on Valerie Baiyewu’s record after finding her guilty of misconduct, following a hearing last week.
However, the GSCC stressed that no harm had been done to service users, Baiyewu’s work was judged to be competent and she had not acted dishonestly.
She has a right to appeal to the independent Care Standards Tribunal.
Meanwhile, a social worker from Newcastle Upon Tyne faces a conduct hearing next week for allegedly failing to respond to an emergency where a service user needed immediate medical help, not reporting the incident to their employer and not giving emergency services the user’s medical history.
The hearing runs from 9 to 11 July.