Social worker struck off for sending sexual selfies to 15-year-old boy

Social worker struck off for sending sexual selfies to 15-year-old boy

November 1, 2021

Social worker, 26, is struck off after sending sexual selfies to a 15-year-old boy in her care and telling him she was ‘in love’

  • Georgia Thomas, from Swansea, has been suspended from job as a social worker
  • She engaged in ‘sexual activity’ with 15-year-old boy in her care, a panel heard
  • Miss Thomas sent a string of sexual text messages and told him she loved him
  • She was handed removal order banning her from working in social care in Wales

A social worker has been struck off for sending sexual selfies to a teenage boy in her car and telling him that she was in love. 

Georgia Thomas, 26, from Swansea, South Wales, engaged in ‘sexual activity’ with the 15-year-old boy in her care and sent him a string of sexual text messages.

Her exchanges with the teenager included her sending an ‘inappropriate photo of herself’ while she also told him that she loved him, a disciplinary panel heard.

She was suspended from her role as a social worker in her home city of Swansea and was then sacked after an investigation into her actions.

Georgia Thomas (pictured), 26, from Swansea, South Wales, engaged in ‘sexual activity’ with the 15-year-old boy in her care and sent him a string of sexual text messages

Her exchanges with the teenager included her sending an ‘inappropriate photo of herself’ while she also told him that she loved him, a disciplinary panel heard

A spokesperson for Social Care Wales said: ‘Georgia Thomas engaged in sexual activity and exchanged messages of a sexual nature with a 15-year-old resident in her care.

‘Ms Thomas sent the young person an inappropriate photo of herself and told the young person she loved them. 

‘In addition, the hearing was told that Ms Thomas failed to let her employer know promptly when the young person threatened self-harm, and lied to her employer about her social media exchanges with the young person.

‘As a result of the allegations, Ms Thomas was suspended by her employer and subsequently dismissed.’

The disciplinary panel heard the breaches took place in August to October 2018 while working as a child care worker for the Athena Group in Swansea.

Miss Thomas did not attend the hearing held via Zoom but the panel concluded her behaviour was ‘dishonest and lacked integrity’ and her fitness to practise was impaired.

Miss Thomas (pictured) was suspended from her role as a social worker in her home city of Swansea and was then sacked after an investigation into her actions


The breaches took place in August to October 2018 while working as a care worker for Athena Group. She was handed a removal order banning her from working in social care in Wales

She was handed a removal order banning her from working in social care in Wales.

Following the ruling, the panel said: ‘Ms Thomas’s integrity is clearly in question and her actions amount to a breach of a fundamental tenet of social care.

‘Her actions are likely to have caused the boy harm by perpetuating his attachment difficulties and they are likely to undermine public confidence if not robustly addressed.

‘Ms Thomas showed disregard for his well-being and that of her colleagues. 

‘She might have caused significant damage to him during a critical stage of his development, particularly so far as his understanding of appropriate relationships with women are concerned.

‘The events in question took place more than three years ago, but we have no evidence that Ms Thomas has accepted that she did wrong and taken serious steps to address her behaviour.

‘There is no indication of insight or remorse on her part. We conclude, therefore, that Ms Thomas is liable to behave in the future in a way which puts individuals using care and support at risk.’

Miss Thomas can appeal the decision to the Care Standards Tribunal within 28 days.

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