A social worker who assaulted his wife and failed to tell his employer has been banned from practising for two years.
Denie Simpson, who worked for Cardiff Council, assaulted her in November 2009, according to local reports. He was convicted of battery at Swansea Magistrates’ Court and received a two-year restraining order.
He then failed to tell his employers about the incident or the conviction, a conduct committee of the Care Council for Wales found.
The committee concluded that Simpson had committed misconduct and suspended him from the register for two years.
He was told: “The reasons for this decision are the committee has had regard to the role carried out by a professional social worker. The offence of battery is entirely incongruous with that role.”
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