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Aberdeen nursery worker struck off after putting child to bed in snow suit

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A nursery worker in Aberdeen has been struck off after she put a child at risk of “potentially fatal harm” by putting them to bed in a snow suit.

Rebecca Cairns, who was employed at Donview Nursery on Clifton Road, has been removed from the register by the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).

In November last year, the SSSC found that while she was working as a support worker at the business, she allowed an unknown person into the nursery to collect a child without following identification procedures.

In the same month, she was found to have put a child in a bed wearing a snow suit, failed to report a bruise of scratch on another child’s body – a failure to follow child protection procedures.

In a report, the SSSC said the allegations were very serious, and that her actions put children at risk of “serious harm due to your repeated failures to follow procedures designed to keep them safe”.

The SSSC panel ordered that Cairns be struck off the regulatory register for support workers in children’s day care services.

The report said putting a child to bed wearing an outdoor snow suit “put them at risk of serious, and potentially fatal harm due to overheating”, and the child “would not be able to remove the snow suit by themselves.”

It added: “The risk of repetition is high, given the course of conduct suggested by the allegations.

“Although you have shown some insight into errors that you have made, you have not taken any further steps to remedy the misconduct.

“The public cannot be satisfied that you are unlikely to make similar errors in the future.

“A reasonably-informed member of the public would likely have significant concerns about your fitness to return to working with vulnerable children.

“As such, your fitness to practise is currently impaired.”

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