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Social Worker Disciplined

September 30, 2011 permalink

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Social worker Woolie (Albert) Madden has been found guilty of professional misconduct by the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. The allegations are that he failed to intervene aggressively enough in the lives of children. This is a continuation of a long-established pattern in child welfare. Workers who fail to remove children from their families are disciplined, while those who remove children and place them in unsafe foster homes are protected from discipline, even when the results are fatal. The report is Discipline Decision Summary (pdf), local copy.



Discipline Committee Finds Former Social Worker Guilty of Professional Misconduct

TORONTO, Sept. 27, 2011 /CNW/ - The Discipline Committee of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers has found Woolie (Albert) Madden guilty of professional misconduct. The College's allegations relate to the former member's conduct or actions in regard to the children of five families, while he was employed in the role of a Child Protection Worker in the period during which he was registered as a social work member of the College.

In its decision, the Discipline Committee ordered that the findings and order of the Committee be published with the name of the former member on the general newswire.

A summary of the Committee's decision is available on the College's website at

About the College

The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers regulates the practice of social work and social service work in Ontario. The College ensures professional and public accountability for the thousands of registered social workers and registered social service workers in our province. Professionals who wish to use the title "social worker" or "social service worker" can only do so if they are registered with the College. Registration is also required if you represent yourself or hold yourself out as a "social worker" or "social service worker."

For further information:

Glenda McDonald, M.S.W., RSW, Registrar
(416) 972-9882 ext. 201

Source: CNW