Purfleet social worker struck off for "working illegally" for 15 years

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A SOCIAL worker has been struck off for working in the UK illegally for 15 years and obtaining grant funding he should not have had.

Akwasi Anane, 36, from Kendal, Purfleet, has been struck off the Health Care Professionals Council register for remaining in the UK and obtaining social work funding he was not entitled to under his immigration status.

Mr Anane has been working for Capita, a firm which provides social workers for councils and health trusts across south Essex.

A panel of the Health Care Professionals Council conduct and competence committee heard that Mr Anane, a Ghanaian national, entered the UK in January 1999 using the name of Gordon Anim Osafo.

He should have left after six months.

He  subsequently made a number of applications and appeals to remain in the UK, under his current name, which were all refused.

The panel further heard that Akwasi Anane obtained funding to undertake social work training by falseley stating he had obtained "settled status".

He was also granted a bursary by NHS Business Services to support him during his studies.

It totalled around £40,000.

Panel Chair Jim Cassidy said: “The registrant benefitted financially and professionally from these acts of dishonesty. He misled the authorities on a number of occasions and sought to abdicate his responsibility for providing accurate information in applications by saying the local authority should have checked the information which he had given.

“No evidence has been put before the panel to show any attempt to remediate that dishonest behaviour. Therefore, the panel considers that there is still a risk of dishonest behaviour being repeated.”

The panel decided the most appropriate action was to strike Akwasi Anane from the Register.

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2:45pm Thu 20 Feb 14

carnmountyouknowitmakessense says...

Better late, than never, at least he has been paying his income tax...
Better late, than never, at least he has been paying his income tax... carnmountyouknowitmakessense
  • Score: -9

2:49pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Kim Gandy says...

I have no faith in Social Services... a service that breaks up perfectly good families, like the one in Brentwood a few years ago, for no apparently good reason - then ignores more obvious signs of danger. Baby Peter was probably one of the worst cases.

However, what do you expect with a service run by and populated by lefties. Anything they get their hands on is doomed to dramatic failure.

The evidence is all around us in the NHS and in the education system.

Unless of course, you are blind or stupid.
I have no faith in Social Services... a service that breaks up perfectly good families, like the one in Brentwood a few years ago, for no apparently good reason - then ignores more obvious signs of danger. Baby Peter was probably one of the worst cases. However, what do you expect with a service run by and populated by lefties. Anything they get their hands on is doomed to dramatic failure. The evidence is all around us in the NHS and in the education system. Unless of course, you are blind or stupid. Kim Gandy
  • Score: 15

3:38pm Thu 20 Feb 14

LilyEssex says...

Excuse me if i seem niave but if he has been given all that funding and been doing that job for so long, why can he not continue on. I appreciate he has been doing it all as an ilegal but Social care isnt just something anyone can do but he can, why waste the money that has already been spent?
Excuse me if i seem niave but if he has been given all that funding and been doing that job for so long, why can he not continue on. I appreciate he has been doing it all as an ilegal but Social care isnt just something anyone can do but he can, why waste the money that has already been spent? LilyEssex
  • Score: -16

4:43pm Thu 20 Feb 14

jolllyboy says...

the prob is that they are all given temp Nat ins nos or make it up and thats as far as it goes. people are not made aware of the temp numbers situation.
the prob is that they are all given temp Nat ins nos or make it up and thats as far as it goes. people are not made aware of the temp numbers situation. jolllyboy
  • Score: 6

5:47pm Thu 20 Feb 14

mikgrays says...

LilyEssex wrote:
Excuse me if i seem niave but if he has been given all that funding and been doing that job for so long, why can he not continue on. I appreciate he has been doing it all as an ilegal but Social care isnt just something anyone can do but he can, why waste the money that has already been spent?
Because he has proven to be dishonest,and yes you are being naive.His character has been proven to be below par.
[quote][p][bold]LilyEssex[/bold] wrote: Excuse me if i seem niave but if he has been given all that funding and been doing that job for so long, why can he not continue on. I appreciate he has been doing it all as an ilegal but Social care isnt just something anyone can do but he can, why waste the money that has already been spent?[/p][/quote]Because he has proven to be dishonest,and yes you are being naive.His character has been proven to be below par. mikgrays
  • Score: 14

5:50pm Thu 20 Feb 14

mikgrays says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
I have no faith in Social Services... a service that breaks up perfectly good families, like the one in Brentwood a few years ago, for no apparently good reason - then ignores more obvious signs of danger. Baby Peter was probably one of the worst cases.

However, what do you expect with a service run by and populated by lefties. Anything they get their hands on is doomed to dramatic failure.

The evidence is all around us in the NHS and in the education system.

Unless of course, you are blind or stupid.
Better blind or stupid,than a racist
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: I have no faith in Social Services... a service that breaks up perfectly good families, like the one in Brentwood a few years ago, for no apparently good reason - then ignores more obvious signs of danger. Baby Peter was probably one of the worst cases. However, what do you expect with a service run by and populated by lefties. Anything they get their hands on is doomed to dramatic failure. The evidence is all around us in the NHS and in the education system. Unless of course, you are blind or stupid.[/p][/quote]Better blind or stupid,than a racist mikgrays
  • Score: -12

6:26pm Thu 20 Feb 14

marshman says...

No mention of him being deported or has he a human right to remain because he's got a pet cat?
No mention of him being deported or has he a human right to remain because he's got a pet cat? marshman
  • Score: 15

12:33am Fri 21 Feb 14

emcee says...

marshman wrote:
No mention of him being deported or has he a human right to remain because he's got a pet cat?
No mention of CAPITA being prosecuted for employing an illegal, either.
[quote][p][bold]marshman[/bold] wrote: No mention of him being deported or has he a human right to remain because he's got a pet cat?[/p][/quote]No mention of CAPITA being prosecuted for employing an illegal, either. emcee
  • Score: 17

7:13am Fri 21 Feb 14

whateverhappened says...

After 15 years i reckon he's contrbuted a whole lot more than most on here..both through the taxes paid and the type of work he been doing
After 15 years i reckon he's contrbuted a whole lot more than most on here..both through the taxes paid and the type of work he been doing whateverhappened
  • Score: -13

10:34am Fri 21 Feb 14

PoorFleet says...

mikgrays wrote:
Kim Gandy wrote:
I have no faith in Social Services... a service that breaks up perfectly good families, like the one in Brentwood a few years ago, for no apparently good reason - then ignores more obvious signs of danger. Baby Peter was probably one of the worst cases.

However, what do you expect with a service run by and populated by lefties. Anything they get their hands on is doomed to dramatic failure.

The evidence is all around us in the NHS and in the education system.

Unless of course, you are blind or stupid.
Better blind or stupid,than a racist
What has racism got to do with what was said?

Count to 10 before letting your verbal diarrhoea pollute this forum with your irrelevant comments.
[quote][p][bold]mikgrays[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: I have no faith in Social Services... a service that breaks up perfectly good families, like the one in Brentwood a few years ago, for no apparently good reason - then ignores more obvious signs of danger. Baby Peter was probably one of the worst cases. However, what do you expect with a service run by and populated by lefties. Anything they get their hands on is doomed to dramatic failure. The evidence is all around us in the NHS and in the education system. Unless of course, you are blind or stupid.[/p][/quote]Better blind or stupid,than a racist[/p][/quote]What has racism got to do with what was said? Count to 10 before letting your verbal diarrhoea pollute this forum with your irrelevant comments. PoorFleet
  • Score: 12

12:53pm Fri 21 Feb 14

ThisYear says...

marshman wrote:
No mention of him being deported or has he a human right to remain because he's got a pet cat?
Has that ever been evoked as a reason to stay?
[quote][p][bold]marshman[/bold] wrote: No mention of him being deported or has he a human right to remain because he's got a pet cat?[/p][/quote]Has that ever been evoked as a reason to stay? ThisYear
  • Score: -2

8:01pm Fri 21 Feb 14

Mattster says...

ThisYear wrote:
marshman wrote: No mention of him being deported or has he a human right to remain because he's got a pet cat?
Has that ever been evoked as a reason to stay?
Yes it has.
[quote][p][bold]ThisYear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]marshman[/bold] wrote: No mention of him being deported or has he a human right to remain because he's got a pet cat?[/p][/quote]Has that ever been evoked as a reason to stay?[/p][/quote]Yes it has. Mattster
  • Score: 6

9:29pm Fri 21 Feb 14

marshman says...

ThisYear wrote:
marshman wrote: No mention of him being deported or has he a human right to remain because he's got a pet cat?
Has that ever been evoked as a reason to stay?
Yeah.

In 2009 the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal ruled that sending a Bolivian man back to his homeland would breach his human rights because he was entitled to a "private and family life", and joint ownership of a pet was evidence that he was fully settled in this country (source - quick google).

Couldn't make it up could you.
[quote][p][bold]ThisYear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]marshman[/bold] wrote: No mention of him being deported or has he a human right to remain because he's got a pet cat?[/p][/quote]Has that ever been evoked as a reason to stay?[/p][/quote]Yeah. In 2009 the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal ruled that sending a Bolivian man back to his homeland would breach his human rights because he was entitled to a "private and family life", and joint ownership of a pet was evidence that he was fully settled in this country (source - quick google). Couldn't make it up could you. marshman
  • Score: 8

8:44am Sat 22 Feb 14

ebagumtrebor says...

40 grand to train as a social worker. That's as big an issue as the fact that he was here illegally. He should have tp pay the money back to the taxpayers he robbed blind. If he doesn't, strip him of all his assets and then deport him.

Social workers are not an integral part of society and society would cope perfectly well without them. His skills aren't huge asset and no great loss. Put him on a boat.
40 grand to train as a social worker. That's as big an issue as the fact that he was here illegally. He should have tp pay the money back to the taxpayers he robbed blind. If he doesn't, strip him of all his assets and then deport him. Social workers are not an integral part of society and society would cope perfectly well without them. His skills aren't huge asset and no great loss. Put him on a boat. ebagumtrebor
  • Score: 9

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