GSCC case: Social worker accused of being abusive to colleagues

A social worker appeared before a General Social Care Council conduct committee today for allegedly being abusive to colleagues.

Jacinta Hofstetter is also facing charges that she made false statements about her employment history in her application for GSCC registration and an application to become an adoptive parent, including failure to disclose her dismissal from Brent Council for gross misconduct.

It is also alleged that she failed to act on information from a child in foster care who told her she had witnessed a stabbing at her grandmother’s house, and that Hofstetter failed to make visits to a child she had a statutory duty to see and recording on a review document that she had made them.

Hofstetter denies all the allegations.

The allegation that Hofstetter failed to mention in her application to the GSCC her dismissal from Brent Council for gross misconduct was dropped in October 2008. However, the allegation that she gave an innacurate account of her employment history at Brent Council in her application to the GSCC remained.

The hearing is scheduled to last until this Friday.

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