Notification of Sanction
The Chair of the Disciplinary Panel shall also produce a concise note for posting on the Association’s website which identifies the allegation made, nature of the breach of the Code found, save for health-related breaches, the Member responsible and any sanction applied.
The note shall remain posted for 18 months, save where the sanction is:
- a restriction on practice, in which case the note shall remain posted for the period of the restriction or 18 months, whichever is the longer;
- a suspension, in which case the note shall remain posted for 18 months or six months after the suspension has lapsed, whichever is the longer; or
- an expulsion, which shall remain posted for 10 years.
The Ethical Practice Group Chair/Lead may write to any employer of the Member identifying the Member and supplying the information contained in the concise note once it is published on the Association’s website.
There are currently no expelled members.
Members under sanction
Mrs Amanda Rabin
Mrs Amanda Rabin has been found to be in breach of the Association’s Professional Code of Practice, specifically in relation to:
- Para 2.4 of the Code (established an inappropriate relationship in the context of therapeutic treatment);
- Para 7.1 of the Code (Engaged in conduct that might cause serious damage to the standing of the profession of child psychotherapy);
- Para 7.2.2 of the Code (acted in a way which has compromised or may compromise the welfare of a child or vulnerable adult to the extent that public confidence in the profession of child psychotherapy is likely to be undermined).
The Disciplinary Panel of the ACP’s Ethical Practice Group has imposed the following sanctions:
That the Member be suspended from the ACP for a period of 4 months starting from 02 January 2020 until 02 May 2020;
- The Member should undertake to receive supervision, with a supervisor to be nominated by the ACP, who is aware of the breaches of the Code, and who will give a six monthly report to the Chair of the Ethical Practice Group; supervision will last for a minimum of 36 sessions with this nominated supervisor or another nominated by the ACP starting from 02 May 2020.
- That the Member undertake personal analysis for a minimum period of 3 years with an analyst agreed by the ACP, who will confirm in writing that analysis has been undertaken and completed starting from 02 January 2020.
Ms Marie Bradley
Ms Marie Bradley has been found to have breached the Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics in relation to Section 4.5 & 4.6 which are concerned with Consent to share information:
- 4.5 Obtaining consent to disclosure of information, even to professional and/or other persons who will be collaborating with the Member in his/her professional relationship with the patient, is the normal course.
- 4.6 Members must maintain confidentiality.
The Disciplinary Panel of the ACP's Ethical practice Group have imposed the following sanction:
Dr Bradley is expected to engage with specialist supervision to address the issues raised in the breach starting from 17 December 2019. This was completed by 20 July 2020.