A residential child care worker in Wales has been struck off after being convicted of possessing and attempting to possess Class A drugs.
The Care Council for Wales’ conduct committee found that Nicola Kendrick’s actions were “fundamentally incompatible with being a social care worker” and constituted serious misconduct.
Kendrick was found guilty at Mold Crown Court in December 2009 of possessing 4-fluoroamphetamine, a psychoactive drug, and attempting to possess piperazines, which are made from the extract of the pepper plant and are intended to kill parasitic worms.
In its decision to remove Kendrick from the register, the committee took into account her “admitted prolonged and significant abuse of controlled drugs” when she was working with service users, including vulnerable young people.
She had been under an interim suspension order since July 2010, and had worked for Prospects for Young People in Wrexham before her conviction.
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