Care worker banned after grabbing resident by the throat


A care worker has been banned for grabbing a resident by the throat and using threatening language.

Robert Simpson was struck off from the register by the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) following the incident at HC-One’s Arcadia Gardens in Glasgow (pictured) on or around 5 April 2018.

The SSSC found Mr Simpson had grabbed a resident by the throat while swearing and calling him a “disgusting wee man”.

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In issuing its decision, the SSSC said: “Your behaviour demonstrates a violent loss of self-control towards a vulnerable service user who was reported to have been in an increasing state of agitation and distress over the course of the day and potentially weeks prior to the incident.”

The SSSC said Mr Simpson had changed his position on the allegations on “a number of occasions” and show “no insight, regret or remorse”.

A spokesperson for the home said: “The health, safety, and wellbeing of everyone living in our homes are our highest priorities, and we will always act to protect them.

“This individual’s behaviour goes against everything we stand for as an organisation. When the incident was first reported to us in 2018, we took immediate action to suspend the individual, investigate, and then terminate their employment.

“This historic case is in no way represents the care provided at the home today, or the kindness and compassion of our team. The home remains committed to ensuring all colleagues uphold the high standards of care that residents expect and deserve. We have a zero-tolerance approach to unacceptable behaviour and will always take swift and comprehensive action against any individual that breaches the trust placed in them.”


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