Callie Thornton
Thursday, April 08, 2010, 15:00


A SENIOR social worker at Plymouth City Council has been accused of claiming she made home visits to children on 70 occasions when she had not.


Charon Rae Salisbury allegedly indicated that she had completed her home visits to eight children on the Child Protection Register – but it is now being alleged that she didn't.


Ms Salisbury is to appear before the General Social Care Council's misconduct panel next week accused of not making 'sufficiently frequent visits' to the children.


She allegedly made entries on the city council's in-house recording system, Care First, to indicate she had made home visits to the children on 70 occasions – but it is alleged she had not made those visits.


The GSCC's list of allegations, prepared before the social care regulator case, outlines that Ms Salisbury was the allocated social worker for the eight children on the council's Child Protection Register in 2007 and 2008.


The allegations state that she is accused of not making 'sufficient frequent visits' to the children in line with child protection procedures and plans between October 1, 2007, and March 26, 2008, for three of the children – and between December 21, 2007, and March 26, 2008, for the other five children.


On various occasions for each of the eight children, Ms Salisbury indicated she had completed home visits – but it is alleged 'you had not', according to the list of allegations.


The allegations also state that Ms Salisbury indicated to her line manager that her visits to the eight children were 'up to date' during supervision sessions on five occasions in 2007 and 2008, but in those sessions she allegedly did not disclose that she had not 'personally undertaken the visits' to the children on the dates in question.


The Herald understands that Ms Salisbury no longer works for the city council following a period of suspension.


The hearing is due to be held between April 12 and April 16, at a venue which is yet to be confirmed.


A Plymouth City Council spokesman said: "We can confirm that this individual has not been a practising social worker for Plymouth City Council since April 2008."


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