A SCOTS carer has been struck off after a string of sexual feedback and actions directed at colleagues and kids in his care that he seen as “banter”.
Ian Hughes was faraway from the Scottish Social Providers (SSSC) register this week after committing a sequence of lewd offences relationship between September 2019 and August 2021.
While employed as a residential childcare employee by Companions in Care Ltd, Hughes was discovered to have requested a teenager “The place did that arse come from?” after being proven an image of her.
Below separate employment by Greenleaf Home Co in 2021, Hughes additionally advised a colleague – who was dancing with a teenager – to “swing it child” and to “flip this manner when you do it”.
In additional situations inside the similar position, Hughes additionally advised a colleague, who was carrying a thong: “A number of the issues that undergo my head might get me in hassle”.
Hughes later despatched the identical colleague inappropriate messages together with: “Swing it child” and “Yeah with wine and a shower you soiled woman”.
Hughes, who confirmed “little remorse or regret” for his actions, citing them as “banter” confronted a listening to in entrance of care watchdog the Scottish Social Providers Council (SSSC) to think about his health to practise.
The SSSC’s full report reads: “Between 1 September 2019 and 21 December 2020, whereas employed as a Residential Childcare Employee by Companions in Care Ltd (Data redacted), you probably did:
“On or round 6 December 2020, whereas Younger Particular person CC was exhibiting you an image of herself, say ‘the place did that arse come from’ or phrases to that impact.
“On an unknown date, ship a video of your self singing and squeezing your chest to your colleagues YY and XX.
“On an unknown date, ship an image of your chest to YY and XX.
“On an unknown date previous to 16 December 2020, ship YY a textual content message which learn ‘I didn’t wish to allow you to go’.
“On an unknown date previous to 16 December 2020, ship YY a WhatsApp message which learn ‘would love to present ye a hug for yer birthday’.
“On or round 29 January 2021, whereas employed as a Residential Childcare Employee by Companions in Care and throughout the course of your employment, you probably did lay down on a mattress subsequent to Younger Particular person BB.
“On unknown dates between July 2021 and 19 August 2021, whereas employed as a Senior Residential Little one Care Employee by Greenleaf Home Co Ltd, you probably did:
“Whereas your colleague ZZ and Younger Particular person AA, (Data redacted), had been dancing, say to ZZ: i. ‘swing it child’ or phrases to that impact ii. ‘flip this manner when you do it,’ or phrases to that impact.
“Whereas ZZ, who was carrying a thong, walked in entrance of you, say ‘among the issues that undergo my head might get me in hassle’ or phrases to that impact.
“Whereas on a paddleboarding outing at Loch Ettrick with ZZ and AA, in response to an unknown member of the general public saying to a different unknown member of the general public, ‘that’s it working now’:
“Shout ‘it’s working for me too love’, or phrases to that impact and look down at your shorts.
“Ship ZZ inappropriate messages on social media, specifically WhatsApp, which stated: ‘(!)’ and ‘swing it child’, ‘yeah with wine and a shower you soiled woman’.
“On two events, when ZZ supplied you a cuddle after studying of (Data redacted), kiss ZZ on the lip.”
The panel made point out of Hughes’ lack of regret and his threat of repetition, reasoning: “You may have proven little perception, remorse, or regret to your actions.
“There’s a sample of behaviour in that a number of incidents through which you’ve gotten positioned colleagues and repair customers in positions the place they felt susceptible and uncomfortable happened over the course of plenty of months.
“The chance of repetition has been assessed as reasonable, as you’ve gotten failed to understand the affect your behaviour has had in your colleagues and younger individuals who have skilled trauma.
“Because of the excessive degree of seriousness and reasonable degree of threat of repetition, there’s a want to guard service customers and your colleagues out of your actions sooner or later.
The panel agreed that Hugh’s health to observe was impaired, saying: “Your behaviour is severe.
“You positioned your colleagues and younger individuals, who you had an obligation to take care of, in positions the place they felt susceptible and uncomfortable.
“You may have breached boundaries inside the office by mendacity on a mattress beside a younger feminine service consumer who had a historical past of trauma and utilizing regarding language along with your colleagues which you seen as ‘banter’.
“You may have additionally behaved bodily in an unacceptable method in direction of a colleague. Your behaviour is indicative of an attitudinal difficulty which isn’t simply remediable.
“You don’t appear to be conscious that your actions have prompted misery to your colleagues or the younger individuals your behaviour was directed in direction of which signifies a troubling lack of expertise of boundaries.”