A Suffolk social worker who assaulted two women has been removed from the social care register.
West Suffolk Magistrates Court convicted Christopher J Havell on 18 July 2011 for the assault by beating of two women on 10 May 2011. He was employed by Suffolk County Council as a social worker at the time of the crime.
Havell had already been admonished for a five-year period by a General Social Care Council conduct committee in July 2010 for misconduct after he received a police caution for a similar incident that involved one of the two women he assaulted in May 2011.
In the wake of his latest conviction another conduct committee decision was issued on 17 February. The committee ruled that Havell’s “repeated behaviour indicated a worrying pattern” and that “he is chronically and comprehensively unfit to be a member of a caring and responsible profession”.
It ruled that such behaviour in his private life “would undermine public confidence in the profession were he to remain on the register” and removed him from the register for misconduct.
Havell did not attend the conduct committee hearing and has until 17 March to appeal.
Social worker banned for inappropriate conduct towards carers