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Impairment decisions

This page includes information about decisions made by Fitness to Practise Panel hearings and decisions made by SSSC officers.

Impairment decisions are made once our investigation is finished.

There are two types of fitness to practise decisions listed below.

  • Officer decisions in cases where we’ve found fitness to practise is impaired and imposed a sanction.
  • Decisions made by Fitness to Practise Panels.

Decisions within the appeal period are shown first, followed by the most recent decisions. When the sanction is removal from the Register, the decision stays on our website for three years. Decisions where the sanction is a suspension, warning, conditions or a combination, remain online until the sanction is spent. Please see the Public Information Policy for full details.

Some of the charges and decisions may contain language which some may find offensive.

About Impairment

Fitness to Practise investigations and decisions are not about punishing workers. Our role is to protect people who use services and maintain public confidence in the workforce. If we impose sanctions, it is because we have found evidence of impairment and believe that formal action is needed. A worker's fitness to practise can be impaired because of their conduct, professional practice or health. We consider each case individually. Our legal duties and responsibilities differ from the employer so our view of risk and the action we may take is different.

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Name Effective from Register parts Decision type Outcome