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Social worker struck off following substantive review

18/05/2017 - 11:02

Social worker struck off

Social worker Adeoye Ojajuni (SW37059) has been struck off the HCPC Register following a third review of a suspension order originally imposes on 14 May 2015.

A panel of the HCPTS heard that Mr Ojajuni was originally suspended on the grounds of misconduct and a lack of competence whilst employed as a social worker at Northamptonshire County Council.

The Panel further heard that Mr Ojajuni’s original failings included being unable to manage and respond to children safeguarding enquiries and social care enquiries, and acting in a verbally aggressive manner towards his line manager in front of colleagues.

Panel Chair Ian Comfort commented:

“Mr Ojajuni has not engaged and he has chosen to provide no information to this Panel. There is no evidence of remediation, insight or remorse and no indication of any willingness to resolve matters over the last three years. In these circumstances the Panel see nothing to be gained by the imposition of a further period of suspension.”

The Panel ordered for the name of Adeoye Ojajuni to be struck off the HCPC Register.

Mr Ojajuni was neither present nor represented at the hearing.


Notes to Editors:

1. The Health and Care Professions Council is an independent regulator set up by the Health and Social Work Professions Order 2001. The HCPC keeps a register for 16 different health and care professions and only registers people who meet the standards it sets for their training, professional skills, behaviour and health. The HCPC will take action against professionals who do not meet these standards or who use a protected title illegally.

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4. Anyone can contact us and raise a concern about a professional on our Register. This includes members of the public, employers, the police and other professionals. For more information visit

5. The HCPC currently regulates the following 16 professions. Each of these professions has one or more ‘protected titles’. Anyone who uses one of these titles must register with the HCPC. To see the full list of protected titles please see
Arts therapists
Biomedical scientists
Chiropodists / podiatrists
Clinical scientists
Hearing aid dispensers
Occupational therapists
Operating department practitioners
Practitioner psychologists
Prosthetists / orthotists
Social workers in England
Speech and language therapists

6. The HCPC regulates social workers in England. Social workers in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales are separately regulated by the relevant Care Council in that country.

7. Registrants can appeal the panel’s decision. Appeals are made directly to the High Court in England or Wales, the Court of Session in Scotland or the High Court of Justice in Northern Ireland. Appeals must be made within 28 days of when the Notice of Decision and Order is served. The Panel’s order does not take effect until the appeal period has expired or the appeal has concluded.

Caitlin Drysdale
44 (0)20 7840 9806

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