Domiciliary care worker removed from the voluntary register for repeated misconduct

06 April 2017
Social Care Wales

A Wrexham-based domiciliary care worker has been removed from the voluntary Register of Social Workers after a Care Council for Wales fitness to practise hearing found his fitness was impaired.

The hearing heard that Amir Said Ibrahim, who was formerly employed by Wrexham County Borough Council, was charged with a series of allegations of misconduct that occurred between January and July 2015. 

At the time, Mr Ibrahim was employed as a domiciliary care worker supporting vulnerable adults with severe ill health in supported living facilities.

After considering the evidence, the committee found that Mr Ibrahim had used offensive language towards and/or in the presence of service users, that he’d fallen asleep on duty on more than one occasion and that he’d spent long periods of time when he should have been working on his iPad or mobile phone.

The committee also found that Mr Ibrahim repeatedly failed to fill out the communications book at the supportive living house and left his shifts early without explanation on more than one occasion.

The committee therefore concluded that Mr Ibrahim’s fitness to practise was impaired due to his misconduct. 

Mr Ibrahim was not present at the three day hearing at the Beaufort Park Hotel in Mold last week.

Explaining its decision, the committee said: “We have found that [Mr Ibrahim] repeatedly failed… to carry out his duties to the standards that were reasonably expected. While we did not find that he acted dishonestly, we have found that he was unreliable and that the residents… could not depend upon his support. This demonstrated a lack of integrity.

“His failure to consistently carry out his professional duties amounted to a pattern of behaviour which compromised the residents’ well-being and we found that his repeated use of abusive language amount to a failure to respect the dignity of the residents. 

"We found that his actions gave rise to harm to the residents of the houses. We could not be confident that [Mr Ibrahim] would not repeat these behaviours if he were to be working in a social care setting again.”

Explaining its decision to remove Mr Ibrahim from the voluntary register, the committee said: “We concluded that [Mr Ibrahim] abused a position of trust and that he shows a persistent lack of insight. He has not demonstrated any remorse or put forward any commitment to remediation. 

“In the absence of evidence that [Mr Ibrahim] will address his behaviour, we concluded that only a Removal Order would appropriately reflect the seriousness of his misconduct. 

"We decided that it was necessary for public protection that there should be a strong marker for any prospective future employer who enquires into [Mr Ibrahim’s] record with the Care Council or its successor [Social Care Wales].”