A children’s charity social worker who was convicted of sexual assault has been struck off the register in Scotland.
Gerardo Makarewicz, a former Action for Children employee, assaulted a woman in her own home in September last year.
He was convicted at Dundee Sheriff Court on 23 March and placed on the sex offenders register. The court declined to provide details of his sentence.
Action for Children, where Makarewicz had worked since November 2008, launched an internal investigation after the assault charge and dismissed him in October 2009.
“Action for Children takes the protection of children and young people extremely seriously,” said a charity spokesperson.
“The assault charge was completely unrelated to [Makarewicz’s] work at the charity and, at the time of his employment, he was a qualified and registered social worker with an unblemished record.”
A Scottish Social Services Council conduct sub-committee decided yesterday to remove Makarewicz from the social care register.
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