Care Council for Wales bars social worker for catalogue of failings

The Care Council for Wales has struck off a social worker for serious and repeated misconduct.

A conduct committee found that David Llewellyn Edwards, who previously worked for Blaenau Gwent Council, was guilty of 15 charges of misconduct. These included a “repeated catalogue of omissions and failures in providing basic assessments and support to vulnerable children”.

Edwards will no longer be able to work as a social worker in the UK. The committee decided against suspension in the interests of public safety and the “the significant number and seriousness of the charges”.

One of the most serious charges upheld against Mr Edwards was that he failed to act on known information about a child’s sexual behaviour. This put other children at risk and led to a subsequent allegation of sexual assault.

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