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Abi Smillie

Care worker swore at vulnerable resident

A support worker has been struck off the register for shouting and swearing at a service user.

Claire Boyes was verbally abusive towards a service user in November 2019 while a support worker by the National Autistic Society in NAS SW Scotland Supported Living, Mauchline.

A Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) report deemed her fitness to practise impaired.

The report stated that on or around November 19, 2019, Boyes shouted “get aff that f****** toilet, you’re at it”, and “get your f****** clothes on and get to the beanbag” at a service user, known as AA.

The following day while service user AA was naked in the hall, Boyes loudly said to him “what are you doing standing here naked, you don’t stand in the hall f****** naked”.

While AA was naked in the hall, Boyes used her hand to nudge him on the shoulder repeatedly in an effort to make AA go into his bedroom. Boyes then stood in front of AA and loudly told him “you’re not changing your top anymore, get to your room”, causing AA to feel anxious.

SSSC decided to make a Removal Order, removing Boyes’ registration from the SSSC Register.

In their report, SSSC said: “You were AA’s key worker. You therefore would have been aware of AA’s needs and how to support him appropriately. You failed to respect the dignity and wishes of AA on both days in question.”

Boyes was removed from the register in October.

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