Social worker struck off over care delay

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SOCIAL worker Deborah Lamie has been struck off for failing to instigate care proceedings for four children, which she then attempted to conceal, whilst working for Middlesbrough Council.

A panel of the HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council) Conduct and Competence Committee heard that Lamie failed to instigate the proceedings over a 15-month period. She lied to both her colleagues and the children during that period by claiming that care proceedings were ongoing, that a legal guardian had been appointed to act for the children and that a judge had given advice about the conduct of the case.

The panel further heard that she then fabricated documents in an attempt to conceal from her team leader that she had lied. She maintained these lies until formal investigation by the council.

Panel chairwoman Jennifer Rogers commented: “The panel considered that the registrant’s misconduct resulted in demonstrable harm. Her course of dishonest conduct continued over a period of 15 months and resulted in delay of court proceedings relating to the children in her care for over one year.

“This caused anger and frustration to the children themselves and delayed important decisions relating to provision for their welfare. Her misconduct inevitably undermined trust in her, her colleagues and her profession.”

The panel decided the most appropriate action was to strike Lamie from the HCPC register with an interim suspension order in place to cover the appeal period.

She was not present or represented at the hearing.

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8:46pm Wed 11 Jun 14

emsy6583 says...

What about all the families like me that she ripped apart. She promised me and my kids the world then did nothing . She wrecked our lives and nobody wud listen. She made things up and got away with it . I hope she gets what is coming to her!! Children servises are useless they rip decent families apart and the people who deserve to loose there kids they don't bother with it makes me sick as fuming. ema robinson
What about all the families like me that she ripped apart. She promised me and my kids the world then did nothing . She wrecked our lives and nobody wud listen. She made things up and got away with it . I hope she gets what is coming to her!! Children servises are useless they rip decent families apart and the people who deserve to loose there kids they don't bother with it makes me sick as fuming. ema robinson emsy6583
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12:41am Thu 12 Jun 14

pandorica says...

emsy6583 wrote:
What about all the families like me that she ripped apart. She promised me and my kids the world then did nothing . She wrecked our lives and nobody wud listen. She made things up and got away with it . I hope she gets what is coming to her!! Children servises are useless they rip decent families apart and the people who deserve to loose there kids they don't bother with it makes me sick as fuming. ema robinson
Hi Emma if you know what she did then please document every single thing you can remember, phone her manager and take your legal rep and your complaint and give it to her. I think all her case work that she has ever worked on needs investigating in full to make sure she has not done this to anyone else. Social Services needs more transparency and accountability to those who are up against them. Because of the nature of the work a lot it gets said in court behind closed doors in secret and you do not know what has been said, and what is correct or made up. I urge you to challenge this and do not back down if you now you have done your children no harm.
[quote][p][bold]emsy6583[/bold] wrote: What about all the families like me that she ripped apart. She promised me and my kids the world then did nothing . She wrecked our lives and nobody wud listen. She made things up and got away with it . I hope she gets what is coming to her!! Children servises are useless they rip decent families apart and the people who deserve to loose there kids they don't bother with it makes me sick as fuming. ema robinson[/p][/quote]Hi Emma if you know what she did then please document every single thing you can remember, phone her manager and take your legal rep and your complaint and give it to her. I think all her case work that she has ever worked on needs investigating in full to make sure she has not done this to anyone else. Social Services needs more transparency and accountability to those who are up against them. Because of the nature of the work a lot it gets said in court behind closed doors in secret and you do not know what has been said, and what is correct or made up. I urge you to challenge this and do not back down if you now you have done your children no harm. pandorica
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3:43am Thu 12 Jun 14

moggy01 says...

You should do as advised ema as its not only you or the person she got found out about . My stepson lost his baby through her and was adopted out which broke his heart .he done everything he was told to do and fought for his son Debbie done some things behind his back and lied which resulted in this but as it is stated a lot goes on in secret behind closed doors and he was told from debby lammi to do certain things and took a lot of advice from her which turned out the wrong things but then it was too late she got his son adopted out after all the lies she said . I think you will find like us you will not be the only one going to complain or let it rest now they know what the lying scheming conniving woman she is .So they have finally wised up and she has been found out ,she deserves to be in jail for a very long time after all the lives she has ruined. I won`t put my name to this as it may effect my complaint,Ifeel a lot o it will come out now if the peoples lives she has ruined reads the paper , Good luck
You should do as advised ema as its not only you or the person she got found out about . My stepson lost his baby through her and was adopted out which broke his heart .he done everything he was told to do and fought for his son Debbie done some things behind his back and lied which resulted in this but as it is stated a lot goes on in secret behind closed doors and he was told from debby lammi to do certain things and took a lot of advice from her which turned out the wrong things but then it was too late she got his son adopted out after all the lies she said . I think you will find like us you will not be the only one going to complain or let it rest now they know what the lying scheming conniving woman she is .So they have finally wised up and she has been found out ,she deserves to be in jail for a very long time after all the lives she has ruined. I won`t put my name to this as it may effect my complaint,Ifeel a lot o it will come out now if the peoples lives she has ruined reads the paper , Good luck moggy01
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