Social worker took lag to the nick

A social worker accused of failing to log letters from young offenders drove a convict to a police station after he was let out of jail. Joanna Bates is accused of failing to maintain professional boundaries with clients while working for the Brighton and Hove City Council. Bates received nine letters from young offenders including one who invited her out on a date, the Health and Care Professions Council was told. She was told by one of the lags: ‘When…

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