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Lilian Wyn Binyon
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Registered role
Domiciliary Care Worker
Outcome
Removal order
Location
This was a remote hearing by Zoom
Employer
Previously Carelink Homecare Services Ltd
Type of hearing
Fitness to Practise Panel

Decision summary

A Fitness to Practise Panel (the panel) which sat remotely on 1st March 2021 has found allegations of three separate convictions for driving a motor vehicle when the proportion of a controlled drug (cocaine) exceeded the specified limit in a sample of blood, proven against Lilian Wyn Binyon, a registered domiciliary care worker.

The panel also found the allegations proven that Lilian Wyn Binyon chose to wear her work uniform in order to create the false impression that she was working in her registered role and to have a reasonable excuse for travelling during the Coronavirus pandemic, which was contrary to the Health Protection regulations in place at the time.

The Panel found the following allegations proven:

That, whilst registered as a Domiciliary Care Worker and employed by Carelink

Homecare Services:

1. On 11 November 2019, you drove a motor vehicle when the proportion of a

controlled drug, namely Benzoylecgonine (Cocaine body-breakdown product), in

your blood, namely 61 micrograms, exceeded the specified limit contrary to

section 5A(1)(a) and (2) of the Road Traffic Act 1988 and Schedule 2 to the Road

Traffic Offenders Act 1988, for which offence you were convicted following your

guilty plea at North West Wales Magistrates' Court on 21 July 2020.

2. On 29 January 2020, you drove a motor vehicle when the proportion of a

controlled drug, namely Benzoylecgonine (Cocaine body-breakdown product), in

your blood, namely 424 micrograms, exceeded the specified limit, contrary to

section 5A(1)(a) and (2) of the Road Traffic Act 1988 and Schedule 2 to the Road

Traffic Offenders Act 1988, for which offence you were convicted following your

guilty plea at North West Wales Magistrates' Court on 21 July 2020.

3. On 19 April 2020, in contravention of Regulation 8 of the Health Protection

(Coronavirus Restrictions) (Wales) Regulations 2020, you travelled from your

home during an emergency period without having a reasonable excuse for doing

so.

4. On 19 April 2020, when driving a motor vehicle, you wore a Carelink uniform in

order to create the false impression that you were working in your registered role

and had a reasonable excuse for travelling from your home.

5. Your conduct in charge 4:

(a) was dishonest; and/or

(b) lacked integrity.

And your fitness to practise is impaired by reason of your convictions for the offences

referred to in charges 1, and 2 and by reason of your serious misconduct in relation to charges 3, 4 and 5

The Panel found Lilian Wyn Binyon’s current fitness to practise was impaired and imposed a Removal Order which means she will be unable to work in a regulated social care role in Wales.

Lilian Wyn Binyon has the right of appeal to the Care Standards Tribunal within 28 days.


A full account of the panel’s reasons are available on request.

Media: Please contact the Communications team on: communications@socialcare.wales

Public: Please contact the Clerk at hearings@socialcare.wales

Summary of allegations

Ms Binyon has three separate convictions, on 11 November 2019, 29 January 2020 and 19 April 2020, following guilty pleas, for driving a motor vehicle when the proportion of a controlled drug (cocaine) in her blood exceeded the specified limit contrary to section 5A(1)(a) and (2) of the Road Traffic Act 1988 and the Schedule 2 to the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988.

It is also alleged on 19 April 2020 Ms Binyon was wearing her Carelink uniform in order to create the false impression that she was working in her registered role to have a reasonable excuse for travelling.