Carer ‘engaged in sexual activity’ with colleague in patient’s bedroom

By Lucy Ashton

Jamie Kristoffersen was employed as a support worker in Glasgow in 2021 when the incident occurred.

A carer who engaged in sexual activity with a colleague while on duty has been struck off.

Jamie Kristoffersen was employed in Glasgow as a support worker by Community Integrated Care in 2021, when the incident occurred.

On or around September 25 that year, Kristofferson engaged in sexual behaviour with his colleague ZZ, in a bedroom belonging to service user AA – while on duty.

As a result, he was also found to have left service users AA and BB unsupervised, and therefore at risk of harm.

A hearing by the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) decided that, since there was enough evidence to support the allegations, Kristofferson’s fitness to practise was impaired.

The watchdog stated that the behaviour was “serious”, and fell below the standard expected of a social service worker.

It said: “Your behaviour violates the fundamental values of the profession and breached the trust and confidence placed in you by your employer, users of services and members of the public.

“You have failed to provide an acceptable level of care to AA and BB.”

The SSSC concluded that, since Kristofferson had failed to show insight, regret, or apology for the incident – alongside other factors – he would be removed from the register effective December 7.

Community Integrated Care has been approached for comment.

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