Care home worker struck-off after failing to disclose conviction
A former Four Seasons care home worker has had been banned from practising after failing to disclose a previous conviction for malpractice.
Cherylleigh Niven had been suspended and then sacked from her role at Four Seasons’ Craighead Nursing Home in Fife after choking a resident and exposing them to risk of injury by tilting their chair back and forcing them to drink liquid medication in June 2017.
The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) removed Ms Niven from the care home worker register after finding she had failed to disclose her suspension and later dismissal, as well as a charge of criminal conduct.
The SSSC found that Ms Niven’s fitness to practice was impaired and imposed a Removal Order on her registration as a care home support worker.
In making its ruling, the body said Ms Niven’s behaviour had been “abusive” and was a “serious breach of trust”.
A Four Seasons spokesperson said: “We are fully aware of the proceedings regarding a former employee. At the time we took all appropriate action in line with our procedures, ensuring the employee was suspended and subsequently dismissed. We will always act to safeguard our residents and uphold our high standards of care.”
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