A DUNDEE child support worker is facing claims she put children at “risk of harm” after a catalogue of alleged failings.
June Allen is set to appear in front a Fitness to Practise hearing at the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) in Dundee on February 1.
It will look into five separate charges about her alleged conduct.
Allen was employed as a child support worker by Dundee Women’s Aid at the time.
She is accused of breaching the organisation’s confidentiality policy by leaving the files for two service users in an unlocked desk drawer.
She is also said to have left a “safety plan” for one user in the folder of another person.
Allen also allegedly failed “to ensure appropriate allocation of resources, in that she failed to close files” for five women’s aid users when they no longer required further support, according to one charge.
Another states that she did not “follow her employer’s procedures in respect of service users for whom she was responsible, in that she failed to produce or appropriately record risk assessments, needs assessments or support plans.”
There are more alleged issues about Allen failing “to maintain complete and accurate records and documentation in respect of files for which she was responsible”.
She is said to have failed to open physical files and update electronic notes which left to incomplete and inaccurate records for service users at Women’s Aid. There was also one case where Allen was allocated the case of one individual in October 2011.
However, she failed to arrange a meeting with them until more than two months later.
For all five of the charges she allegedly committed between January 2011 and 2012, Allen is accused of putting the service users under the care of the charity “at risk of harm”.
The report by SSSC added: “The conduct sub-committee will consider whether the charge is proven and, if proven, whether the charge constitutes misconduct.”
Allen could not be contacted for comment.
Her hearing, originally scheduled for August 2015, is now set for February 1.
Dundee Women’s Aid were approached for comment but had not responded for comment before the Tele went to press today.