A north-east care worker who was accused of trapping a youngster’s arm in a door has been struck off.
Former Aberdeen City Council support worker Joseph Scoular appeared before the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) facing a string of allegations.
He was accused of making negative comments about the children in his care, saying they needed to “treat us with respect” and that young people these days “are getting worse”.
He was also accused of making “negative and discriminatory” comments to external inspectors about his colleagues – and telling service users they would be denied food because of their “poor behaviour”.
The incidents were alleged to have happened between January 1 and May 1, 2012.
The SSSC has removed Mr Scoular from the register. He no longer works for the local authority.