GSCC took six months to seek suspension of abuse suspect

August 2009
Community Care;8/13/2009, Issue 1783, p7
The article reports that Great Britain General Social Care Council (GSCC) has been criticised for taking six months to apply to have a male social worker facing child sexual abuse allegations suspended. GSCC officials were aware that the social worker had been accused of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl in September 2008, but did not apply for an interim suspension order until March 2009. By this stage, the social worker had been acquitted of the charges in a criminal court.


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