A social worker who stole jewellery and cash from an 83-year-old woman in his care has been struck off.
Tony Child trespassed into the woman’s home in September 2008 and stole a number of items including necklaces and brooches, as well as a quantity of cash.
He was convicted of the offences at Liverpool Crown Court in March 2011 and sentenced to 30 months’ imprisonment on each count, to be served concurrently.
Child did not attend the General Scoial Care Council’s conduct hearing, but in writing he denied many of the allegations.
However, the GSCC’s conduct committee found that these denials were not enough to detract from the convictions, which represented “serious examples of dishonesty, breach of trust and abuse of power”.
“The registrant has shown no insight into his offending behaviour,” the committee added, “and his conduct is so serious that only removal [from the register] is appropriate.”
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