A day care worker who was convicted over indecent pictures of children has been struck off.
Fiona MacLeod, based in Livingston, was found guilty of taking or allowing indecent images or pseudo-photographs of children to be taken at Stirling Sheriff Court on May 4, 2022.
The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) was told in a hearing that the incidents occurred between December 2 and 3, 2008, while she was employed as a support worker at a day care service for children.
The watchdog decided that MacLeod had breached public trust and undermined confidence in the care profession.
She was found to not have shown any insight or regre, since she has denied the allegation – as a result, the SSSC said her presence at day care services is a risk to vulnerable children.
It said her behaviour involved the “abuse of children and was an abuse of trust”.
The council said: “A reasonable member of the public, in possession of all of the facts and circumstances of the case, would have very serious concerns about the behaviour and would consider the reputation of the profession to be damaged by your registration with the SSSC.
“The SSSC is concerned that you may be unfit to be a member of a caring and responsible profession due to your underlying values and attitudes.”
It concluded that she would be removed from the register effective April 23.
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