Social worker admits child neglect
A SOCIAL worker who exposed her own children to ‘squalid conditions over a number of years’ has admitted child neglect.
The woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was sentenced to 18 weeks in prison, suspended for two years, after pleading guilty to two charges of causing a child to be ill treated, neglected, abandoned or expose in a manner likely to cause him necessary suffering or injury to health.
Magistrates in Macclesfield also handed the woman a supervision order for two years with rehabilitation activity requirement for 30 days, and ordered her to complete 150 hours unpaid work for the ‘potential psychological harm’ she caused to the children.
In court documents it recorded the reason for the sentence was because of the length of time that the offences occurred over and the ‘potential psychological harm caused to the children by the exposure to squalid conditions over a number of years.’
A spokesman for the Health and Care Professions Council said: “We are aware of concerns and are looking into what action, if any, we need to take.
“We have a duty of confidentiality to all parties involved and it would not be appropriate for us to comment further.”