de Almeida v General Social Care Council - duty of honesty in disclosure depends on what application form actually requires - Care Standards Tribunal - 17.10.07
Mr de Almeida applied to the GSSC to be registered as a social worker. On his application he disclosed a number of convictions, but to a question about "physical and mental health condfitions that may affect his ability to undertake social care work" he said "none". GSSC asked for consent to contact Mr de Almeida's GP. He gave it, but advised that he had suffered depression, which now did not affect his work. The GSSC refused to register him, saying his failure to declare his health issues on the application form showed a lack of honesty and integrity. Mr de Almeida appealed.