A care home worker who caused a vulnerable woman to fall and then dragged her along the floor by her armpits has been given a formal warning by a watchdog.
Support worker Salieu Ruffai was found to have used incorrect procedures while attempting to move the resident from her chair without waking her.
Ruffai also failed to use a hoist after the woman fell and instead dragged her along the floor by her armpits from the bathroom back to her chair.
The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) further reprimanded the carer for failing to seek help and for not reporting the incident to bosses in an effort to conceal their wrongdoing.
The watchdog said: “By causing [the woman] to fall and then dragging her along the floor by her underarms and failing to use a hoist to move her safely after she had fallen, you violated the rights of the service user to be cared for in a dignified manner and placed her at risk of serious physical and emotional harm.”
The SSSC said the behaviour of Ruffai, who was working at Orchard Grove House in Glasgow, fell below the “acceptable standard of care expected of a social service worker”.
The watchdog added: “Failing to seek assistance or to report that [the woman] had fallen placed her at further risk of harm and showed a disregard for her wellbeing.”
The incidents happened on 11 July 2022.
Following a probe, the SSSC concluded that Ruffai’s fitness to practise was impaired and has now handed them a three-year warning on their registration.
Several conditions have also been imposed, including a requirement for Ruffai to undertake moving and handling training. The 36-month warning came into effect on Wednesday.