Carer given warning for slapping teen who repeatedly groped her

A CARER has been given a warning after she slapped a teen service consumer who repeatedly groped her.

Pietra Biasucci Guerrero was working at Camphill College in Aberdeen, which caters for youngsters with extra wants, when the incident occurred in April final yr.

The senior care employee snapped and slapped the 14-year-old boy within the face after he continued to the touch her inappropriately.

Pietra Biasucci Guerrero has been given a 12-month warning.

Ms Biasucci Guerrero, initially from Brazil, was additionally stated to have patted one other service consumer on the underside as an try to encourage them to maneuver.

Each incidents have been discovered to have taken place within the respective service consumer’s residence, the place carers are instructed they have to behave professionally.

The Scottish Social Companies Council (SSSC) determined to difficulty Ms Biasucci Guerrero with a 12 month warning on her registration on Wednesday following the incidents.

The panel did recognise although that she was put in a “tough place” and has since apologised to the service consumer for hanging him.

The SSSC stated: “You probably did, on or round 21 April 2021, in relation to service consumer AA, aged 14 years previous, slap AA within the face in response to him touching you inappropriately 2.

“You probably did, on or round 1 June 2021, pat service consumer BB on the underside in an try to encourage BB to maneuver.”

They added: “Social service staff have a accountability to not abuse service customers or to put service customers at a danger of pointless hurt.

“Your behaviour, by slapping a service consumer within the face, quantities to bodily abuse of a youngster in your care.

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“Your behaviour positioned that younger individual at a danger of bodily and emotional hurt.

“In a separate incident you patted a service consumer on the underside when encouraging him to maneuver forwards.

“This behaviour was unprofessional and though it doesn’t seem to have induced any upset to BB, you shouldn’t encourage a service consumer to maneuver on this means.

“Your behaviour at allegation one was a severe occasion of you exercising very poor judgement in managing a difficult scenario.

“Your behaviour had the potential to put AA vulnerable to hurt, nevertheless, it doesn’t seem that you simply supposed to trigger hurt to AA.

“It’s unacceptable to hit a service consumer underneath any circumstances, nevertheless the context is essential when contemplating your actions. The younger individual had repeatedly touched you in an inappropriate method.

“You discovered your self in a tough place and reacted by slapping the service consumer as an instinctive response to his escalating behaviour however you must have handled the behaviour in a extra acceptable method.

“Your behaviour is remediable however your health to practise is impaired due to the seriousness of your behaviour, the chance to service customers and the impact on public confidence within the career.”

The panel famous that Ms Biasucci Guerrero confirmed regret all through the investigation, which she was stated to have cooperated totally with.

A spokeswoman from Camphill College Aberdeen stated: “The security and wellbeing of the youngsters and younger folks in our care is our upmost precedence. We’ve stringent recruitment, coaching, and procedures in place to safeguard them.

“We’re unable to touch upon particular person instances, nevertheless, we want to reassure everybody that ought to a priority round a person’s skilled conduct be raised, a radical inner investigation is undertaken and the place acceptable we’ll proactively notify the related skilled authority.”

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