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Aberdeen social work carers facing misconduct hearings

Two Aberdeen social care workers have been accused of failing in their care of young people.

Kayleigh Coleman was alleged to have locked a student out of the home where he was staying resulting in him being badly sunburned.

Ms Coleman was also alleged to have put the student at risk by regularly having drugs, including heroin, in her home.

Joseph Scoular has been accused of trapping the arm of a boy in residential care in a door.

The allegations will be heard at Scottish Social Services Council misconduct hearings in Dundee next week.

Ms Coleman has also been accused of swearing at the student and failing to give him money sent to him by his mother and grandmother for Christmas.

The alleged incidents were said to have happened between November 2012 and July last year.

It has been claimed that Mr Scoular trapped the arm of the boy between a door and its doorframe and also failed to check whether he was injured.

Mr Scoular was also alleged to have threatened a group of children that they would not get access to a kitchen and the food there because of their poor behaviour.

The allegations relate to 1 January and 1 May 2012.

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