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Sharon Rosemary Williams
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Registered role
Social Worker
Outcome
Removal order
Location
This is a remote hearing by Zoom - please contact hearings@socialcare.wales if you would like to observe
Employer
Previously Carmarthenshire County Council
Type of hearing
Fitness to Practise Panel

Decision summary

A Fitness to Practise Panel that sat remotely on 12-15 April 2021 has found allegations around the use of cannabis and breaching service user confidentiality proved against Sharon Williams, a registered social worker.

The Panel found Sharon Williams current fitness to practice was impaired and imposed a Removal Order which means she is no longer a registered social worker with Social Care Wales and can no longer practice in any regulated role within social care in Wales.

Sharon Williams has the right of appeal to the Care Standards Tribunal within 28 days.

The panel reasons are available upon request

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Public: contact the Clerk at hearings@socialcare.wales

Summary of allegations

It is alleged that Ms Williams whilst using social media openly smoked and referred to her use of cannabis, named a service user and shared information about the service user in breach of confidentiality.

It is further alleged that Ms Williams whilst suspended visited relatives of a former client at their home and threatened to disclose confidential service user information resulting in Carmarthenshire County council obtaining an injunction restraining Ms Williams from making such disclosures.