A social work student who kicked a policewoman outside a nightclub has been handed a two-year admonishment by the General Social Care Council.
Alison Hine admitted misconduct in front of a GSCC committee following the incident in Kendal, Cumbria.
The chairman told the University of Central Lancashire student she had committed a serious offence which called into question her suitability to remain on the register “by resorting to violence when faced with a dispute of this nature”.
In mitigation, Hine expressed regret following the incident outside a nightclub in in March 2009 and had promised to learn from it.
She was fined £100 and ordered to pay a victim’s surcharge by magistrates in Kendal in April 2009 after admitting a charge of assault.
The committee also accepted it was an isolated incident and no harm to service users was caused, and took into account a reference from Jo Cunningham, associate head of the school of social work at the University of Central Lancashire. The committee issued Hine with an admonishment against her name on the register for two years.
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