A residential child care worker who allowed a girl with known “sexualised behaviour” to spend a night alone with a man in a caravan has been struck off.
Anne Davies stood back and allowed her colleague to supply the girl, a vulnerable service user, with alcohol while on a holiday at a caravan park in July 2010.
She then allowed the girl to have unauthorised overnight contact with a 23-year-old man, the Scottish Social Services Council heard.
A month earlier, an individual risk assessment of the girl’s case found there was a “perceived risk relating to sexualised behaviour”. In particular, the girl was chatting to and arranging to meet older men she had never met before on the social networking site Bebo.
The assessment also found that the girl would drink alcohol if she could access it, again putting her at risk of harm.
The SSSC’s conduct committee found Davies had neglected the girl and failed to take necessary steps to minimise the risks.
Davies was dismissed from work and, according to the conduct committee, failed to express regret or apologise for her actions throughout the course of the conduct hearing.
It concluded that removal from the register was necessary to protect the public.
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