The manager of an out of school club in Angus who taunted a boy by saying “no one likes you”, and verbally abused a parent in front of other children, has been struck off.
The actions of Sharon Taylor, who was manager at Monifieth Out of School Club, let to her being disciplined by the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).
A disciplinary hearing of the body heard Taylor grabbed the “vulnerable” boy by the arm and sat him on a chair then said: “You are not a very nice boy.”
The SSSC’s fitness to practise panel sitting in Dundee further found that in another incident, Taylor had taken hold of the same boy’s chin to turn it towards her while she reprimanded him.
She was also criticised for describing the parent of one child as “weird” while in the presence of other children.
The incidents happened in May and June 2017.
The panel made an order removing Taylor’s registration from the part of the SSSC Register for Managers in a Day Care of Children Service.
Finding that her fitness to practise was impaired by her misconduct, the panel said: “Grabbing a vulnerable child by the arm and sitting them on a chair is intimidating and aggressive behaviour.”
The Monifieth club did not respond to a request for comment.