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April 12, 2011

Social worker who accessed porn at work allowed to continue practiciing

Filed under: Secret family courts — nojusticeforparents @ 11:56 am

Social worker who accessed porn at work allowed to continue practiciing

A SOCIAL worker at a Midland council who accessed pornography while at work has been allowed to continue practicing.

Alan Paling, who was working as an emergency duty team social worker manager for Staffordshire County Council, and had 33 years of experience, viewed a video clip of two girls in school uniform.

He also entered Google searches for porn between January and May 2009 on his work computer.

Paling was caught out during routine check by IT workers and was dismissed by the authority for gross misconduct.

He admitted his actions before a conduct committee with the General Social Care Council.

But he argued that he should not be struck off the social workers’ register.

The committee agreed and said his actions did not alter his ability to practice, allowing him to remain on the register.

Delivering a verdict at the end of a one-day hearing in London on Thursday, the committee said none of the websites were illegal however offensive.

Making their decision they said: “The test this committee has to apply is whether the Registrant’s (Paling’s) actions called into question his suitability to continue to practice.

“The committee is conscious that, in this diverse and pluralistic society, many forms of behaviour may cause concern to some people. That does not make them actions which warrant removal from the Register.”

A spokesman for Staffordshire County Council said Mr Paling’s actions had not endangered any young people but that he had been dismissed for gross misconduct.

The spokesman said: “This was an unusual case which resulted from an audit of internet usage to ensure county council staff only access appropriate sites.

“Mr Paling’s actions had not directly endangered any young people.

“However, he had shown by his own admission, “appalling judgment” which made him unsuitable to continue working with young children.”

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2 Comments »

  1. THIS IS ABSOLUTELY OUTRAGEOUS, THIS MAN SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN PERMITTED TO CONTINUE TO PRACTISE AS A SOCIAL WORKER AS THEY POSE A SIGNIFICANT RISK TO ALL CHILDREN. THEY QUITE CLEARLY ADMIT TO HAVING A PARTICULAR INTEREST IN PORNOGRAPHY AND SEXUAL DESIRE TO VIEW INDECENT PICTURES OF CHILDREN, THIS IN NO WAY PROTECTS ANY CHILD FROM THE POSSIBILITY OF HARM. I DO WONDER IF THIS MAN HAS ANY CHILDREN HIMSELF, AND DO STAFFORDSHIRE SOCIAL SERVICES NOT CONSIDER THIS MAN TO BE A RISK TO THOSE CHILDREN?????

    Comment by lovingmama05 — April 15, 2011 @ 3:25 pm | Reply

  2. […] Social worker who accessed porn at work allowed to continue practiciing A SOCIAL worker at a Midland council who accessed pornography while at work has been allowed to continue practicing. Alan Paling, who was working as an emergency duty team social worker manager for Staffordshire County Council, and had 33 years of experience, viewed a video clip of two girls in school uniform. He also entered Google searches for porn between January and May 2 … Read More […]

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