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GSCC Chief Suspended

(Guardian)
The chief executive of the organisation responsible for regulating social workers was yesterday suspended over a backlog of cases, including allegations against professionals working with children.

Mike Wardle, who has led the General Social Care Council (GSCC) for the last two years, was sent home by the council's governing body while an investigation is held into management of the backlog and failure to act against 22 social workers in cases where there was "ongoing risk of harm".


It seems that the log jam of cover-up is starting to break.

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Jerry said…
Out of the 20 or so suspended social workers, how many of them have their own children, more so how many of them have had their children removed as they pose "a significant risk to the public" I will bet a million quid the answer will be zero.

The GSCC is a department much like the National Complaints Department for Cafcass, complaints are lodged and depending on the seriousness of the complaint the rapidness of the "disapearence" of the complaint is known all too well.

I know of complaints to both departments that have taken upto three years to be looked at and in most instances they just write to the complainant and ask for further info. I'd scrap the both of them adhoc and start again.

With the suspension of Mike from the head of GSCC what image does this paint to the general public.

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