Carer who provided to present telephone to colleague in alternate for “sexual favours” given warning

A CARER has been given a warning after saying a colleague might have his telephone in alternate for sexual favours.

Christopher Hawkins additionally pulled the identical colleague’s hand in direction of his genitals after she identified that his zipper was undone, earlier than telling her: “It’s undone for you”.

He requested if anybody wish to purchase his telephone and replied with the inappropriate remark when the feminine colleague mentioned she would pay £2.50 for it.

The childcare employee was working for Radical Providers Restricted in Lockerbie, Dumfries and Galloway, when the incidents occurred in July 2020.

Hawkins handed the incidents off as “banter”, regardless of his actions inflicting his colleague emotional hurt.

When requested by a service consumer if they may return again to the care dwelling to telephone his mum, Hawkins mentioned: “I don’t give a f**okay who you must name, we can be again once we are again.”

Following an investigation by the Scottish Social Providers Council (SSSC) determined to present Hawkins a warning warning on his registration for 12 months on Wednesday.

The SSSC additionally imposed situations of apply which the carer should adhere to.

These embrace offering the SSSC with proof that he has undertaken studying, supervision classes with a supervisor and a written reflective account of reflection.

Whereas referring to the colleague as ZZ to guard her anonymity, the SSSC prices state: “On or round 25 July 2020, in relation to colleague ZZ, a. throughout a dialog whenever you requested if anyone needed to purchase a telephone and ZZ replied that she would ‘provide you with £2.50 for it’, or phrases to that impact, reply that she ‘might get the telephone for sexual favours’ or phrases to that impact.

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“When ZZ suggested that your trouser zip was undone, say ‘it’s undone for you,’ or phrases to that impact.

“After you made the remark detailed above, when ZZ put her hand up, seize ZZ’s hand and pull her hand in direction of your genitals.”

On making their determination, they mentioned: “On two events, you made inappropriate feedback in direction of a senior colleague throughout the service.

“You additionally pulled her hand in direction of your genitals. Your actions might have brought on emotional hurt to ZZ and demonstrates an absence {of professional} boundaries.

“You will have tried to mitigate the seriousness of your actions, referring to it as ‘banter’ which demonstrates your lack of self consciousness and understanding of acceptable conduct inside an expert setting.

“You swore at AA and your communication along with her demonstrated an insensitivity and incapacity to prioritise her wants. Your actions brought on or have been prone to trigger emotional hurt to AA and fell far beneath the requirements anticipated of you.

“You will have behaved in a fashion which might undermine public belief and confidence within the occupation if it weren’t addressed.

“An affordable member of the general public, in possession of the entire circumstances of your case, would take into account the popularity of the occupation to be broken if a discovering of impairment was not made.”